SOUTH PORTLAND, Me. — The Portland Pipe Line (PPL) has already sent diluted bitumen — Alberta crude oil — through its pipes, from east to west.

This new information was learned as a result of an inquiry made to PPL president, Larry Wilson, who heads up the company that operates east-west pipelines paralleling Route 2 through five towns in northern New Hampshire.

The inquiry was sparked by word that reached New Hampshire last week that Wilson had testified in front of a state legislative committee in Maine that PPLC had already transported Alberta crude oil.

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