Three North Dakota pipeline projects receive permits

Published on August 22, 2016 by Alyssa Michaud

The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) approved siting permits on Wednesday for three new pipeline projects in western North Dakota.

The projects approved include two crude oil pipelines and a natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline, totaling 59.7 miles of new pipeline in McKenzie and Dunn Counties.

“These three pipeline projects were examined carefully by our staff experts, were discussed thoroughly at a public meeting in communities near to each project and meet the requirements established under North Dakota law for a permit to construct,” PSC Chairman Julie Fedorchak said. “Properly sited and safely constructed pipelines are the safest, most efficient, most environmentally sound way to transport these products and this infrastructure is important to our state, region and the U.S.”

ONEOK Bakken Pipeline, LLC, has been given approval to construct and operate an NGL pipeline that will transport Y-grade NGLs alongside an existing ONEOK pipeline, increasing volume from 74,000 barrels per day to 93,000 barrels per day.

The second permit grants approval to BOE Pipeline, LLC, for a pipeline that will transport crude oil from an area custody transfer meter near Johnson’s Corner to the BOE terminal near Killdeer.

Plains Terminals North Dakota, LLC, has been granted a permit for the bi-directional Johnson’s Corner to Dakota Access Pipeline Project.