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The Algoma Central tanker Algonova sails off the coast of Nova Scotia in 2011. The double-hulled Algonova is among the tankers currently hauling oil on the Great Lakes. Calumet LLC, owners of the Superior oil refinery, are considering building a $25 million crude oil transfer dock in Superior where oil would be loaded onto tankers and barges and moved across the Great Lakes to refineries in Ontario, Michigan, Ohio and even the East Coast.

Glut of western oil: Details emerge on Calumet terminal in Superior to help fill crude transportation shortfall

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DULUTH, Minn. -- So much oil is being pumped out of western Canada and North Dakota these days that there isn't enough room to fit it all into pipelines.


Even with oil companies pouring the black gold into thousands of rail cars every day, and building new rail stations and laying track, rail cars can't handle the load.

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