Pipelines will flow despite delays: exec

May 20, 2013 | 03:53 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  pipelines, oil, railroads, TransCanada, Enbridge, Marathon Petroleum, C. Michael Palmer, AISI MSCI

CHICAGO — While there are plenty of crude oil pipeline projects on the books, the permitting environment is a difficult one, keeping many of those projects from moving forward, according to a refinery operations executive.

Railroads, with much of their infrastructure already in place and their ability to quickly expand, have stepped into the breach to become major transporters of crude oil (amm.com, May 13 and April 29). But they have their limits, C. Michael Palmer, senior vice president of supply, distribution and planning at Findlay, Ohio-based Marathon Petroleum Corp., said.....

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