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MDU: Proposed pipeline biggest in company history

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 2, 2014 at 8:21 am •  Published: February 2, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — MDU Resources Group Inc. says proposed $650 million pipeline to move natural gas from western North Dakota's booming oil patch is the biggest and most expensive project in the company's history.

The Bismarck-based energy, mining and construction company says the proposed 375-mile pipeline route would begin in McKenzie County and connect to existing natural gas pipelines in northwestern Minnesota.

The company's subsidiary, WBI Energy Inc., began seeking shipping comments for the project last week.

The project could initially move 400 million cubic feet of natural gas daily. That's about four times what the city of Fargo uses in a day.

WBI says construction could begin in 2016 and be completed in a year.