Regulators approve conversion of oil pipeline to natural gas

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota regulators have approved the conversion of a crude oil pipeline to transport natural gas liquids from the heart of the state’s oil patch.
The three-member Public Service Commission on Wednesday gave unanimous approval to Andeavor Logistics to convert 42 miles of the BakkenLink pipeline, which was originally approved in 2012 to transport crude oil.
Andeavor previously received permission from the PSC to construct about 44 miles of new natural gas liquids pipelines in McKenzie, Billings and Stark counties that are associated with the converted pipeline.