•  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Untitled Document
    Untitled Document

    Enbridge launches $550M Bakken expansion

    Houston’s Enbridge Energy Partners LP and Enbridge Income Fund in Calgary have launched a joint project to expand crude oil pipeline capacity to accommodate rapidly growing production in the Bakken and Three Forks formations in North Dakota and Montana in the US and the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. 

    The $549.8 million Bakken Expansion Program is expected to be completed by 2013 and will transport approximately 145,000 barrels per day of oil, which can be expanded to 325,000 bpd at relatively low cost, says an Enbridge spokesman. 

    The program will originate at Beaver Lodge Station near Tioga, ND, in the heart of the Bakken, and will follow existing Enbridge Energy and Enbridge Income Fund’s rights of way to terminate at, and deliver to, the Enbridge mainline terminal at Cromer, Manitoba. 

    “We are confident that this series of expansions will relieve much of the current demand for pipeline capacity out of the Bakken and Three Forks production areas as well as provide the foundation for timely future expansions to meet the needs of the region,” said Stephen Wuori, executive vice president for liquids pipelines at Enbridge. 

    “The suite of projects we’re proposing will provide firm access from North Dakota oilfields to the 2 million barrel per day Enbridge Mainline System,” he said. “Along with ongoing reliable service for existing shippers on EEP’s North Dakota System and ENF’s Saskatchewan system, the expanded systems optimize segregated light sweet pipeline capacity serving the Great Lakes region of the Upper Midwest and the Midcontinent refinery markets connected to Cushing, Okla. 

    "By providing shippers with timely, cost-effective, long-haul and long-term transportation solutions, Enbridge's Bakken Expansion Program will give them the best options and greatest connectivity into North American refinery and marketing hubs,” Wuori added. 

    Enbridge Inc. is the general partner of Houston-based Enbridge Energy Partners.

    Related Articles

    Gazprom to start gas pipeline construction to China

    09/02/2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the start of construction for Gazprom’s “Power of Siberia” natural gas pipeline to transport the first Russian gas to China beginning in 2019, according...

    Williams holds open season for Transco Pipeline’s Diamond East project

    08/27/2014 Williams is initiating an open season from Aug. 26 to Sept. 23 for the Diamond East project, an expansion of the Transco interstate pipeline to provide firm natural gas transportation capacity to m...

    Dakota Gold to develop Bakken crude oil terminal

    08/26/2014 Dakota Gold Transfer–Plaza LLC plans to develop a crude oil transload facility in Mountrail County, North Dakota. Strategically located on a 350-acre site in the eastern section of the prolific Bak...

    PAA to construct pipeline from Cushing to Memphis

    08/25/2014 Plains All American Pipeline LP will construct the Diamond Pipeline, a 440-mile, 20-inch crude oil pipeline that will provide capacity of up to 200,000 barrels per day of domestic sweet crude from ...

    EnLink to build new Utica pipeline and related facilities

    08/19/2014 The EnLink Midstream companies – EnLink Midstream Partners LP and EnLink Midstream LLC – plan to construct a new 45-mile, 8-inch condensate pipeline and six natural gas compression and condens...

    More Oil & Gas Financial Articles

    Gazprom to start gas pipeline construction to China

    Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the start of construction for Gazprom’s “Power of Siberia” natural gas pipeline to transport the first Russian gas to China beginning in 2019, according to Reuters.

    Williams holds open season for Transco Pipeline’s Diamond East project

    Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Williams is initiating an open season from Aug. 26 to Sept. 23 for the Diamond East project, an expansion of the Transco interstate pipeline to provide firm natural gas transportation capacity to markets in the northeastern US by mid-2018.

    Dakota Gold to develop Bakken crude oil terminal

    Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Dakota Gold Transfer–Plaza LLC plans to develop a crude oil transload facility in Mountrail County, North Dakota. Strategically located on a 350-acre site in the eastern section of the prolific Bakken and Three Forks shale oil producing areas, the Plaza Terminal will provide refiners, marketers and producers with new options for reaching multiple markets across the US and Canada via rail and pipeline.

    PAA to construct pipeline from Cushing to Memphis

    Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Plains All American Pipeline LP will construct the Diamond Pipeline, a 440-mile, 20-inch crude oil pipeline that will provide capacity of up to 200,000 barrels per day of domestic sweet crude from the Plains’ Cushing, Oklahoma, terminal to the Valero Memphis refinery in Tennessee, and the ability to access Valero Energy Partners’ Collierville, Tennessee, pipeline.

    EnLink to build new Utica pipeline and related facilities

    Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    The EnLink Midstream companies – EnLink Midstream Partners LP and EnLink Midstream LLC – plan to construct a new 45-mile, 8-inch condensate pipeline and six natural gas compression and condensate stabilization facilities that will service major producer customers in the Utica shale play, including Eclipse Resources.

    Most Popular

    Oil & Gas Jobs

    Search More Job Listings >>
    Subscribe to OGFJ