Pipeline project expected to bring jobs to Tri-States

Map of Flanagan South Pipeline courtesy of Enbridge Energy.

Work is expected to begin in early August on a new pipeline that will run through the Tri-States.

The 600-mile Flanagan South Pipeline that


Pipelines plans to build will run from Flanagan, Ill. to Cushing, Okla.

The 36-inch diameter pipe will carry about 600,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

A representative with the company told KHQA the pipeline will create jobs in the Tri-State area.

"Forty percent of the labor will come from local subcontractors," Jennifer Smith said.

According to

Enbridge's Web site

, the Flanagan Pipeline is expected to provide additional capacity to bring increased North American crude oil production to refinery hubs in the U.S. Gulf Coast.