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Mixing oil and water: Pipeline flow increases under St. Croix River and its tributaries


Most of the people drawn to the recreational pleasures of the St. Croix River might not know that 2.5 million barrels of oil course daily through pipelines beneath its headwaters — and that more could be on the way.

By year's end, energy giant Enbridge will finish 15 new pump stations to push heavy crude oil faster through Line 61, a 42-inch buried pipeline in northwest Wisconsin that runs beneath the environmentally sensitive St. Croix and three other rivers that feed it.


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