WBI Energy, Inc. is planning on approximately 67 miles of new pipeline construction, compression and ancillary facilities to transport natural gas from core Bakken production areas in western North Dakota to an interconnection point with Northern Border Pipeline.
The proposed North Bakken Expansion Project would provide 200 million cubic feet per day of natural gas transportation capacity.
Construction on the project is expected to begin in early 2021 and be completed late that year, depending on regulatory and environmental permitting and finalization of transportation agreements with customers.
The project is estimated to cost $220 million and will be designed using 20-inch diameter pipeline.
"We are excited to grow our pipeline system to meet the natural gas transportation needs in the Bakken region," said Trevor J. Hastings, President and CEO of WBI Energy. "We are working with our customers to meet these needs as the industry focuses on reducing natural gas flaring while growing production volumes."
The project will start near Tioga, North Dakota, and will extend to a new connection with Northern Border Pipeline in McKenzie County, North Dakota.
Once completed, the project could be expanded to provide transportation capacity of up to 375 million cfd.