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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

On Feb. 14, 2020, and as amended on July 28, 2020, WBI Energy Transmission, Inc. (WBI Energy) filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory  Commission (FERC or Commission) a certificate application requesting authorization to construct, modify, operate and maintain facilities for its proposed North Bakken Expansion Project (Project) in Burke, McKenzie, Mountrail and Williams Counites, North Dakota. The FERC assigned the project Docket Nos. CP20-52-000 and CP20-52-001.

The proposed North Bakken Expansion Project is designed to provide up to 250,000 dekatherms (Dth) per day of firm transportation service from receipt points in the Williston Basin of northwest North Dakota and near WBI Energy's existing Tioga Compressor Station to a new interconnect with Northern Border Pipeline Company (Northern Border) in McKenzie County.  The Project involves constructing approximately 62.8 miles of new 24-inch diameter natural gas pipeline from its Tioga Compressor Station near Tioga, North Dakota to a new compressor station, the Elkhorn Creek Compressor Station, in McKenzie County, North Dakota, as well as constructing approximately 0.3 mile of new 24-inch diameter natural gas pipeline from the proposed Elkhorn Creek Compressor Station to a new interconnect with Northern Border’s mainline southeast of Watford City, North Dakota.

The Project also includes constructing approximately 20.3 miles of new 12-inch diameter natural gas pipeline looping between the Tioga Compressor Station and an existing receipt station along WBI Energy's existing Line Section 25 in Mountrail and Burke counties, constructing approximately 9.6 miles of 12-inch diameter natural gas pipeline looping along WBI Energy's existing Line Section 30 in Williams County, and constructing approximately 0.5 mile of new 20-inch diameter natural gas pipeline receipt lateral to the Tioga Compressor Station.

Additionally, the Project includes adding additional compression horsepower at the Tioga Compressor Station, uprates to WBI Energy's Line Section 25, and the installation of new and modifications to existing delivery, receipt and transfer stations along the pipeline routes, replacing small segments of pipeline and installing block valves, pig launcher/receiver stations and other associated appurtenances along the pipeline routes.

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

On June 1, 2021, the Commission issued an Order Issuing Certificate (Order) authorizing WBI Energy to construct and operate the North Bakken Expansion Project.  On June 8, 2021, WBI Energy submitted its responses to the Commission's Environmental Conditions to the Order.

Pending the Commission's issuance of a Notice to Proceed, construction of the Project is anticipated to begin in July 2021 with completion in December 2021.  Restoration along pipeline right-of-ways will conclude in 2022.

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 houses Aug. 6 and 7, 2019
WBI Energy files NGA Section 7 application  Feb. 14, 2020 
WBI Energy files amendment to application July 28, 2020 
FERC issues EA  Dec. 17, 2020 
FERC issues authorization  June 1, 2021 
FERC issues Notice to Proceed  Anticipate July 2021 
WBI Energy places facilities in service  Anticipate December 2021 


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