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Published July 18, 2012, 03:23 PM

Trains may carry oil to BP refinery in Washington

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Crude oil from Montana and North Dakota may be delivered by rail to the BP Cherry Point refinery near Blaine.

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Crude oil from Montana and North Dakota may be delivered by rail to the BP Cherry Point refinery near Blaine.

Company spokesman Mike Abendhoff told The Bellingham Herald Wednesday that BP officials are talking with Whatcom County planning officials about $60 million worth of rail improvements to accommodate oil trains.

If the project becomes a reality, a train a day of tanker cars may deliver oil to the refinery.

Abendhoff says the company will likely decide within 60 days whether to proceed with the project and apply for permits.

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