North Dakota Regulators Approve Permits for Three Pipeline Projects

Two crude oil pipeline projects and a natural gas pipeline project gained permit approvals from North Dakota regulators, taking them one step closer to construction.

The natural gas pipeline is planned by ONEOK Bakken Pipeline LLC and would run 14.4 miles through McKenzie County. A crude oil pipeline that is planned by BOE Pipeline LLC would run 41.8 miles in Dunn and McKenzie counties, and a second crude oil pipeline that is planned by Plains Terminals North Dakota LLC would run 3.5 miles in McKenzie County.

According to Julie Fedorchak, Chairwoman of the North Dakota Public Service Commission, the three projects have been carefully examined by experts, discussed with the public, and meet the requirements for permits under the state law.

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