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Public Hearings Scheduled In Watford City For Two Separate Proposed Pipelines

 


BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold two public hearings in Watford City on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, regarding two separate pipeline proposals in McKenzie County.

Oneok Bakken Pipeline hearing for the Garden Creek Loop NGL Pipeline Project will be Tues., Fe. 29 at 9 a.m. CST at Teddy’s Residential Suites, 113 9th Ave. SE, Watford City, ND, 58854.

Oneok Bakken Pipeline, LLC, has submitted an application for a permit for the Garden Creek natural gas liquids (NGL) Pipeline Loop Project. The new 14.4-mile long, 16-inch diameter steel loop pipeline and associated facilities would be built in McKenzie County. Looping a pipeline involves operating a shorter segment of pipeline in parallel with the existing pipeline. The loop is connected to the main pipeline to help reduce pressure drop and increase capacity of the system. The pipeline will parallel and interconnect with the existing Oneok Garden Creek NGL Pipeline to expand its capacity from 74,000 barrels per day to 93,000 barrels per day. The pipeline would transport Y-grade NGLs, which is a mixture of ethane, propane, butanes, iso-butane mix, pentanes, and natural gasoline. Estimated cost of the project is $19.5 million.

The existing Garden Creek pipeline starts at the Oneok Rockies Midstream Garden Creek

Gas Plants near Watford City and proceeds generally west and south through McKenzie County. Approximately 12.8 miles of the proposed loop will be co-located with the existing pipeline right-of-way. (Note to the media: A map showing the pipeline route has been provided to you for use with any announcements or stories you print.)

Oasis Midstream Services hearing for the Wild Basin to Johnsons Corner Crude Oil Pipeline will be Tues., Feb. 29 at 1:30 p.m. CST at Teddy’s Residential Suites, 113 9th Ave. SE, Watford City, ND, 58854.

Oasis Midstream Services, LLC, has submitted an application for a permit for the Wild Basin to Johnsons Corner Crude Oil Pipeline in McKenzie County. The pipeline would be a new 10.75 inch diameter crude oil mainline with one lateral pipeline totaling approximately 19 miles in length (the mainline is approximately 18.3 miles and the lateral is approximately 0.9 miles in length). The pipeline would have a maximum capacity of 75,000 barrels per day. Oasis also plans to build three above ground storage tanks at the Wild Basin Gas Processing and Crude Handling Facility with a storage capacity of 200,000 barrels. Estimated cost of the project is $13 million.

The mainline will originate at the Wild Basin Gas Processing Facility and extend southeast to terminate at the Tesoro Johnsons Corner Station, which is approximately 2.8 miles east of Johnsons Corner. The lateral would transport crude from the mainline to the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. The hearings provide an opportunity for members of the public to contribute to the PSC’s official record. Any comments from members of the public must be received at the hearings to be part of the record. People with concerns, questions or support/opposition for the project are encouraged to attend the hearings and present their information. Information received after the hearings will not be part of the official record and cannot be used as a basis for the Commission’s decision unless certain additional procedures are followed.

The North Dakota Public Service Commission is a constitutionally created state agency with authority to permit, site and regulate certain business activities in the state including electric and gas utilities, telecommunications companies, power plants, electric transmission lines, pipelines, railroads, grain elevators, auctioneers, commercial weighing devices, pipeline safety and coal mine reclamation. For more information, contact the Public Service Commission at (701) 328-2400 or http://www.psc.nd.gov.

 

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