If you buy gasoline in the Great Lakes region, the odds are good that it was refined from crude oil that passed through a terminal in Clearbrook, Minn., 30 miles southwest of Red Lake. Two companies operate there.
Owns the main terminal, major pipelines and pumps that feed its 1,900-mile Lakehead System.
History: First Edmonton-Clearbrook-Superior oil pipeline opened in 1950; five parallel lines were added later, the last in 2010. Oil pipeline from Minot, N.D., built 1962, later acquired and expanded by Enbridge.
Capacity: 2.5 million bpd* Canadian mainline to Superior; 210,000 bpd from North Dakota.
Clearwater County assessed value: $175 million.
2012 property tax: $4.2 million.
Minnesota Pipeline Co.
Owns tanks and pumps on property adjacent to Enbridge's terminal, plus pipelines linked to Twin Cities' refineries.
History: Began operations in 1955, later expanded; employs 60 people in Minnesota.
Capacity: 395,000 bpd to Twin Cities.
Clearwater County assessed value: $54 million
2012 property tax: $1.4 million.*barrels per day; Canada lines carry some N.D. crude; Employed by operator Koch Pipeline Co. Sources: Enbridge Energy, Koch Pipeline Co., Clearwater County treasurer, assessor and historical society.