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      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

      Enbridge

      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.

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