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Wednesday September 17, 2014

 

The Portland/Montreal Pipe Line System

Started in 1941 as an emergency project to move crude oil during World War II, the Portland-Montreal Pipe Line system pumps oil 236 miles from Portland Harbor to refineries in Canada. Five pump stations lift the oil from sea level to an elevation of 1,960 feet in Vermont; three more send it downhill to Montreal. A gallon of oil will complete the underground ride in roughly two days.
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Source: Telegram Research & Portland Pipe Line Co.

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