Two pipelines gained approval in McKenzie County, ND, this week with one for oil and one for natural gas liquids, said Public Service Commission (PSC) officials who approved the siting permits.
Hiland Crude LLC received approval for a 12-inch diameter, 13-mile-long crude oil line in McKenzie County, which will parallel and interconnect with the company’s existing Market Center pipeline system, according to the PSC. It will increase the capacity of the system by 65,000 barrels per day.
The $10.5 million project will transport oil from smaller gathering systems and truck facilities to other rail and pipeline destinations.
Commissioners also approved a permit for a 4.4-mile, 6-inch diameter NGL pipeline to transport gas liquids from the Hay Butte Gas Plant to ONEOK Partners’ Bakken NGL Pipeline.
The $1.8 million pipeline, owned by Caliber Midstream Partners and located about 7 miles southwest of Alexander, already went in, but was initially going to be a gathering line, which wouldn’t require PSC approval. But now as a transmission line planned to carry up to 21,000 barrels per day, it required the agency’s green light.