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US Midwest oil refiners boost output, cut region's dependence on Gulf Coast

They have invested in new units capable of refining sludgy crude from Canada into petrol, diesel

New York

US refineries from Ohio to Minnesota are capitalising on access to cheap crude from Western Canada and North Dakota oilfields, helping their region break a historic dependence on fuel from the Gulf Coast while redrawing oil trade maps.

Since the early 2000s, crude and fuel...

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