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Contact information:

Dave Linn, Project Manager
WBI Energy
2010 Montana Ave.
Glendive, MT 59330

Toll-free: 844-825-9397
[email protected]

Laura Lueder

North Bakken Expansion Project Overview

WBI Energy's proposed North Bakken Expansion Project involves approximately 62 miles of new 24-inch diameter natural gas pipeline that will connect WBI Energy’s Tioga Compressor Station near Tioga, North Dakota, with Northern Border Pipeline Company’s mainline at a new interconnection point southeast of Watford City, North Dakota. WBI Energy also will construct a new compressor station, the Elkhorn Creek Compressor Station, near the new interconnect with Northern Border.

The project also includes constructing approximately 20 miles of new 12-inch diameter natural gas pipeline between the company’s Tioga Compressor Station and an existing receipt station along WBI Energy's existing Line Section 25, approximately 10 miles of 12-inch diameter natural gas pipeline along WBI Energy's existing Line Section 30, and an approximately 0.5-mile, 20-inch diameter natural gas pipeline lateral at the Tioga Compressor Station.

Additionally, the project includes adding compression horsepower at the existing Tioga Compressor Station, uprates to WBI Energy's existing Line Section 25, and the installation of new and modifications to receipt/delivery points and lateral pipeline facilities along the pipeline routes.

Project maps show the preliminary pipeline route and the locations of the proposed facilities.

The proposed North Bakken Expansion Project is expected to provide at least an additional 350 million cubic feet per day of natural gas takeaway capacity for the Bakken, which will help reduce natural gas flaring in the area.

Assuming environmental and regulatory approval are received, construction on the project is expected to begin in early 2021 and be completed in late 2021.

Estimated Project Milestones
WBI Energy Transmission, Inc.
North Bakken Expansion Project

WBI Energy submits prefiling request June 28, 2019 
FERC issues Director's Notice of Pre-Filing  July 3, 2019 
WBI Energy conducts public open house Aug. 6 and 7, 2019
WBI Energy files NGA Section 7 application  January 2020 
FERC issues EA  October 2020 
FERC issues authorization  January 2021 
FERC issues Notice to Proceed  March 2021 
WBI Energy places facilities in service  November 2021 


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