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Crude imports to US Midwest hit new high

Surge comes ahead of new pipeline linking region to US supply hub

Oil deliveries from Canada, more than two-thirds of which enter through the US Midwest, has topped 3m barrels a day

New York

CRUDE imports to the US Midwest increased to a record last week in anticipation of a new pipeline linking the region to Cushing, Oklahoma, the United States' supply hub.

Shipments to the region, known as Padd 2, climbed 26 per cent to 2.53 million barrels a day in the week