Wed, Mar 09, 2016, 10:20 pm David Camp
The Portland-Montreal pipeline was opened in 1941 to carry mostly Venezuelan crude offloaded from freighters in South Portland, Maine, to refineries in Montreal.
Portland was chosen because it is a year-round port. In 2015, about thirty tankers were unloaded and about 60 thousand barrels per day transported to Montreal. However, Montreal refineries are now sourcing their crude from Alberta via pipeline – Line 9 – and since January 1, 2016, no freighters have been unloaded and the pipeline has been unused.[…]