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North Dakota PSC approves crude oil pipeline

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 4, 2014 at 5:06 pm •  Published: January 4, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Public Service Commission has approved a siting permit for the Bakken Oil Express crude oil pipeline between Killdeer and Dickinson.

The commission says the permit allows the company to begin construction of the 38-mile pipeline. The 16-inch pipeline will originate at a tanker truck unloading and pumping facility near Killdeer and transport oil to an existing Bakken Oil Express rail facility west of Dickinson.

The $14 million pipeline will have a maximum capacity of 165,000 barrels a day, which the PSC says is the equivalent of eliminating up to 825 tanker trucks a day from North Dakota Highway 22.

Construction is expected to take 12-14 weeks. The commission says the design, construction and operation of the pipeline will follow U.S. Transportation Department regulations.