Enbridge Inc. has sold the idle 15,000-b/d Plaza-Wabek crude pipeline in North Dakota to the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara (MHA) Nation, which plans within 1 year to begin shipping oil on it to an interconnection with Enbridge’s pipeline network. The pipeline will be operated by Thunder Butte Petroleum Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of MHA Nation.
Plaza-Wabek runs 6-in. OD pipe 31 miles from Plaza-Wabek field’s gathering system to Enbridge’s Stanley, ND, terminal.
North Dakota’s Department of Mineral Resources lists more than 2,600 active wells on MHA Nation land, producing an average of more than 144,000 b/d.
MHA Nation paid $5 million for the pipeline.