Photo caption: MOVING OIL--Mark Johnson of TransCanada explained the process of how oil sands is moved at the Steele City location. Photo by Fred Arnold, Fairbury Journal-News
Ninety five percent of everything American consumers use in their daily lives arrive by truck. If people wear it, watch it, eat it, read or interact in some way with a product, chances are that an 18-wheel semi truck made that happen.
A lot of trucks and a lot of fuel running through those trucks makes that happen. But how many people know that most of the diesel fuel used to power America's trucking industry travels by Steele City, Ne?
According to Mark Johnson, stakeholder relations for TransCanada, the Steele City pipeline currently carries approximately 600,000 barrels of oil sands or about 2.4 million gallons a day. He said most of that oil is refined into diesel.