Skip to main content

Category Archive: Pipeline

  1. Proposed Pipeline Comes Under Fire

    Leave a Comment

    A 1,100 mile pipeline project proposed by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners LP is already drawing criticism in Iowa.  Company spokespeople say they intend to file a siting application with the North Dakota Public Service Commission later this year.  The pipeline would originate in North Dakota and travel through South Dakota and Iowa before reaching its final destination in Illinois.  The North Dakota Pipeline Authority projects pipeline capacity of more than 1.5 million barrels per day in 2016, if all proposed projects are completed.  Read more in the St. Paul Pioneer Press.   

  2. Oil Transfer Facility Planned for North Dakota

    Leave a Comment

    A new rail-pipeline project is being proposed on a 350-acre tract in Mountrail County. Dakota Gold Transfer-Plaza LLC plans to construct the oil hub and serve Canadian Pacific Railway with throughput capacity of one unit train per day. The facility is initially planned to have 300,000 bbl of storage. Construction on the project is slated to begin later this year. Read more in NGI’s Shale Daily.

  3. Million Gallon Pipeline Spill Will Require Several Weeks of Clean-Up

    Leave a Comment

    A pipeline owned by Aero Pipeline LLC has leaked approximately one million gallons of oil-production related salt water on tribal land near Mandaree. Some of the fluid also entered Bear Den Bay, which is a source of drinking water for the Three Affiliated Tribes. The leak was discovered after discrepancies were noticed in company production loss reporting. The salt water can be between 10 and 30 times more salty than sea water. Regulatory and health officials say that the clean up could take several weeks. Read more in the Bakken Breakout.

  4. ND Pipeline Summit Held

    Leave a Comment

    Pipeline officials and regulators gathered at Bismarck State College’s National Energy Center of Excellence for the 2nd annual Governor’s Pipeline Summit. The 150 attendees received updates from state and company officials on issues relating to pipeline development, construction and safety. State officials estimate that over the last seven years, more than $9.5 billion has been invested into pipeline infrastructure and natural gas processing facilities. Read more in the Bakken Breakout and The Bakken Magazine.

  5. PSC Approves Sandpiper Pipeline

    Leave a Comment

    The Sandpiper Pipeline construction permits received unanimous approval from North Dakota’s Public Service Commission this week. The 4,300 mile pipeline project will span nine North Dakota counties and extend to terminal sites in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The State Historic Preservation Office needs to conduct a final review of the proposed pipeline route before construction can begin. Pipeline project developer Enbridge expects the pipeline to be operational in 2016. Read more in The Forum.