Working on an Ethanol Pipeline

Cindy Zimmerman

Seminole EnergySeminole Energy Services of Tulsa, Okla. is talking with Nebraska ethanol plants about a $150 million project that could move a billion gallons of ethanol a year from plants to a terminal between Grand Island and Hastings.

Company representative say the pipeline could stretch 175 miles and the hub would be built ideally at an intersection of Union Pacific and BNSF rail lines so ethanol could be shipped out of state.

Meanwhile, the Association of Oil Pipe Lines is studying whether gasoline blends containing up to 20% ethanol can be transported safely in existing pipelines. The study will also focus on stress corrosion cracking and design requirements for new ethanol-only pipelines.

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