Friday, December 3, 2010

BP-Husky to expand crude oil line into Ohio

OREGON, Ohio - A business decision in Canada is expected to have a positive impact on business in greater Toledo.

After years of negotiating, British Petroleum and Husky have reached a deal to build a major crude oil pipeline from Alberta, Canada, into the United States. The expansion will translate into additional business for the BP refinery in Oregon, east of Toledo.

The construction is expected to add construction jobs as the result of the investment of millions of dollars in the local refinery.

"This investment positions us to be a real energy independence leader for our continent, building on the capacity we already have, both in traditional fuels and biofuels and in renewables," U.S. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur said on Dec. 1 in Washington.

Rep. Kaptur said that the Alberta Sands Project will make the greater Toledo region one of the most important for petroleum refining in the entire Midwest.

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