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North Bakken Expansion

Project Overview

The North Bakken Expansion Project consists of approximately 100 miles of new pipeline, compression and ancillary facilities to transport natural gas out of core Bakken production areas in western North Dakota.

The project starts near Tioga, North Dakota, and extends to a new connection point with Northern Border Pipeline in McKenzie County, North Dakota. Construction began in July 2021. The pipeline was placed in service in February 1, 2022.

Key Stats

North Bakken Expansion map


June 28, 2019: WBI Energy submits prefiling request

July 3, 2019: FERC Issues Director’s Notice Of Prefiling

Aug. 6 and 7, 2019: WBI Energy conducts public open houses

Feb. 14, 2020: WBI Energy files NGA Section 7 application

July 28, 2020: WBI Energy files amendment to application

Dec. 17, 2020: FERC Issues Environmental Assessment

June 1, 2021: FERC issues authorization

July 8, 2021: FERC Issues Notice To Proceed With Construction

Feb. 1, 2022: WBI Energy Placed Facilities In Service

Project Contacts

Dave Linn

Project Manager


Laura Lueder

Public Participation/Open Houses

Open houses with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff were held in August 2019 in Tioga and Watford City, North Dakota.

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