Grand Rapids Herald Review
Brian Hanson and Dan Olson
Petroleum products play an important role in our day-to-day lives. They fuel our cars and boats, heat our homes and help create thousands of everyday items like clothes and cell phones. These energy products are required to be transported in a safe and timely way to meet our demands. Here in Minnesota, we rely on crude oil pipelines to do just that. Our pipeline systems, especially in northern Minnesota, have provided reliable and secure transportation of petroleum energy supplies for decades.
Pipelines and the energy transportation industry in northern Minnesota have a long prosperous history of moving energy resources in a responsible and safe manner while also positively enhancing the region’s economy and job market. Now, the responsibility is being handed to us as a community to support this industry that is such an integral part of our region.