Wood River Oil Pipeline

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Wood River Oil Pipeline is a retired oil pipeline in the United States.[1]


The pipeline runs from Hartford, Illinois, to refineries in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, Minnesota.

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Project Details

  • Operator:
  • Owner: Koch Industries[1]
  • Parent company: Koch Industries[1]
  • Capacity: 90,000 barrels per day
  • Length: 580 miles
  • Diameter:
  • Status: Retired (2013)
  • Start Year:


The 580-mile Wood River system received crude oil at a terminal in Woodriver, Illinois, from Midwest crude pipelines that source crude oil from major hubs and production points, including Cushing, Oklahoma, Patoka, Illinois, St. James, Louisiana, and the Rockies, and delivers it to refineries in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, Minnesota.[1][2]

In 2014 owner Koch Industries called off plans to build a 250,000 barrels per day crude oil pipeline to Illinois from North Dakota’s Bakken formation, which would have utilized the Wood River Pipeline and Hartford terminal.[3][4]

The pipeline was retired in 2013 and has been replaced by an expansion of the Minnesota Pipeline System.[5]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wood River Oil Pipeline, A Barrel Full, accessed September 2017
  2. Minnesota Pipe Line Company. "About". Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  3. http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/01/no-dakota-express-pipeline-for-illinois.html "No Dakota Express crude oil pipeline for Illinois - Illinois Review, Jan 22, 2014
  4. Fielden, Sandy (2013-07-16). "Express Yourself (Dakota) – Koch's Bakken Crude Oil Pipeline Plan". rbnenergy.com. Retrieved 2022-03-22.
  5. "Crude oil pipeline to Twin Cities to get $125M upgrade," Star Tribune, June 12, 2014

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