Plains All American Pipeline Project Gets OK in North Dakota

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators have approved a short crude oil pipeline project in Mountrail County.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that the 10-mile pipeline will be able to move up to 1 million gallons per day at full capacity. Cost is estimated at $9 million.

Officials with Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline LP say the project should be completed this summer. It will begin at the company’s Robinson Lake facility and end at the Van Hook rail facility southeast of New Town.

Public Service Commission chairwoman Julie Fedorchak says the project experienced delays because of its proximity to a U.S. Air Force missile silo.

The pipeline will be equipped with a leak detection system and be monitored at all times from a site in Houston.

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