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  •  It's the viscosity of dilbit that heats up the (1+ / 0-)
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    pipeline according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.

    This is a crucial issue because dilbit tends to be more viscous than conventional crude oil and that viscosity can lead to higher pipeline temperatures. Those higher operating temperatures have been linked to rises in both internal and external pipeline corrosion of the kind the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found after 2010 the Kalamazoo River spill.

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