Great Lakes tanker plan scrapped

Long held plans to ship oil around the Great Lakes have been shelved to the glee and relief of many environmentalists.

Calumet Specialty Products has ditched the idea of constructing an oil terminal in Superior that could have transferred western US and Canadian oil to tankers to move to eastern refineries, citing its inability to find the right partner to proceed with the project.

Indiana-based Calumet owns the former Murphy Oil refinery in Superior — Wisconsin’s only oil refinery.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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