This is what reminded me of the party: North Dakota refinery update. The Dickinson Press is reporting:
While the United States hasn’t seen a new refinery in more than 30 years, North Dakota has five refineries proposed that range from planning stages to active construction.Also in The Dickinson Press, another interesting story. If one gets out west of Williston one starts to get an idea of how these hubs will develop.
So to compete with rail’s flexibility, some predict pipelines will shift to sending oil to “hubs” where it can get on other pipelines and go to different markets.
“You’re gonna see pipelines going to more targeted markets where they can get those barrels to other markets,” Ness said. “... That’s ultimately how those pipeline projects are gonna evolve.”
Enbridge’s 610-mile Sandpiper line, for example, will bring oil from the Bakken to Duluth, Minn., where the oil can go via other routes to Detroit or Toronto.
“There’s a lot of market options once you get that barrel to Duluth,” Ness said.Something Mr Obama probably doesn't understand. And all the jobs that come with these hubs.