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Press Photo by Katherine Lymn The crude distillation tower for the Dakota Prairie Refining facility reaches its final destination after a journey from Asia, where it was made. It made the trip north on a 226-foot-long rig after being shipped into the Port of Houston.

Giant component reaches refinery after months-long journey from Tiawan

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It boarded a ship in Taiwan on Nov. 6.

After a stop in Shanghai a couple days later, it spent the rest of November and early December crossing the Pacific Ocean, and went through the Panama Canal.


After arriving at the Port of Houston, it was loaded on a trailer for a weeks-long road trip.

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