Arkansas News:

By John Lyon

NORTH LITTLE ROCK - A newly completed pipeline extension will bring up to 75,000 barrels a day of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel into Arkansas, state and company officials said Wednesday.

Tulsa, Okla.-based Magellan Midstream Partners held a news conference in North Little Rock to celebrate completion of the $200 million project to expand its Midwest pipeline system from Fort Smith to North Little Rock.

“The successful completion of this project, which was many years in the making — we probably spent four years at Magellan working on this and the last two years building it — provides many benefits to the people who live and work here in Arkansas,” said Michael Mears, the company’s president and CEO.

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