Construction begins on North Bakken Expansion Pipeline

BISMARCK – WBI Energy has began construction on the North Bakken Expansion Pipeline project in western North Dakota.

The project includes about 60 miles of new 20-inch diameter natural gas pipeline that will connect WBI Energy’s Tioga Compressor Station near Tioga with Northern Border Pipeline Company’s mainline at a new interconnection point south of Watford City, according to WBI Energy.

Sen. John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, on Monday issued the following statement:

“With construction now started on the North Bakken Expansion Pipeline, we’re one step closer to realizing the economic and environmental benefits of this $260 million infrastructure project,” said Hoeven. “We worked to secure federal approval for this project to help reduce flaring in the Bakken and bring natural gas to market. This project will help our state to produce more energy, transport natural gas to market and do so with better environmental stewardship.”

Hoeven worked to secure federal approval for the $260 million natural gas expansion project, which will help to reduce flaring in the Bakken and provide an additional 250 million cubic feet per day of natural gas takeaway capacity for operators in the region.


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