The Minnesota Pipe Line System
The MPL system receives crude oil from other pipelines systems at a terminal in Clearwater County and transports it to the two Twin Cities refineries. These refineries produce much of the transportation fuels used in Minnesota and throughout the Upper Midwest.
- The MPL system has four lines and can transport about 465,000 barrels of crude oil per day.
- The first pipeline in the MPL system was established in the 1950s, and the last pipeline was constructed in 2008.
- The crude oil comes from North American sources including Canada and North Dakota and is delivered to refineries in St. Paul Park and Rosemount, Minnesota.
- MPL is the primary pipeline system that supplies crude oil to two Twin Cities refineries.