Enterprise to Build 1,200-Mile Bakken-to-Cushing Oil Pipeline

With the backdrop of a state pipeline summit convened by North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Tuesday, Enterprise Products Partners LP announced its intention of building a 1,200-mile oil pipeline from the prolific Bakken Shale play to the market hub at Cushing, OK.The announcement by Enterprise Vice President Brent Secrest came less than an hour after Dalrymple opened the morning summit in Bismarck by calling on the industry to double pipeline capacity in his state over the next two years. Adding roughly 780,000 b/d of capacity by the end of 2016 is the way to cut North Dakota’s heavy volumes of flared associated gas, he said.Secrest, the head of Enterprise’s onshore crude, pipelines and terminals, said his company plans to add 340,000 b/d of capacity from the Bakken with its proposed 30-inch diameter pipeline. The new line should be operational by the end of 2016, he said.This will be Houston-based Enterprise’s first pipeline in North Dakota. In recent years, it has had various proposals for new and reversed pipelines from Cushing, where it owns storage facilities to the Gulf Coast see Shale Daily, Sept. 30, 2011.

via Enterprise to Build 1,200-Mile Bakken-to-Cushing Oil Pipeline | 2014-06-24 | Natural Gas Intelligence.

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