Pipeline would ship gas from Bakken play

A proposed 100-mile, 16-in. pipeline in northwestern North Dakota would transport associated gas from the Mississippian-Devonian Bakken oil play in the Williston basin.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, May 30 -- A proposed 100-mile, 16-in. pipeline in northwestern North Dakota would transport associated gas from the Mississippian-Devonian Bakken oil play in the Williston basin.

Capacity would be 100 MMcfd expandable to double that volume. The pipeline would be in service in mid-2010 subject to shipper commitment and regulatory approvals, said Williston Basin Interstate Pipeline Co., a subsidiary of MDU Resources Group Inc. affiliate WBI Holdings Inc. An open season is to run from June 16 through July 11.

The Bakken Pipeline would originate at an interconnect with Williston Basin's existing pipeline in Mountrail County, ND, near Tioga, and extend to the Alliance Pipeline in Bottineau County.

The pipeline will provide producers the option to deliver certain natural gas liquids out of the Bakken play in Montana and North Dakota, reduce gas processing requirements, and provide market opportunities for NGLs that do not currently exist.

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