April 2011 Vol. 238 No. 4


Hearing Slated For Bakken Pipeline Project

Canada’s National Energy Board plans to hold a public hearing to consider an application submitted by Enbridge Bakken Pipeline Company Inc. for the proposed Bakken Pipeline Canada Project.

The oral part of the hearing process is scheduled to start on Oct. 4, 2011, at a location to be determined.
The application is for a pipeline that would transport crude from the Bakken Formation in North Dakota and Montana to refinery markets in North America via a connection with the existing Enbridge Pipelines Inc. (EPI) mainline near Cromer, Manitoba.

The Bakken Pipeline Project would consist of constructing and operating a new 16-inch outside diameter pipeline measuring 123-km in length, from the new Bakken Pump Station near Steelman, Saskatchewan, to the EPI Cromer Terminal. Enbridge Bakken has also applied to the Board for the acquisition and operation of Line EX-02 from its current owner, Enbridge Pipelines (Westspur) Inc.

The Enbridge Bakken project, if approved, would have an in service date of early 2013 and its capital cost is estimated at approximately C$180.1 million.

For information on participating in the hearing process, visit www.neb-one.gc.ca under What’s New!

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