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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, WBI Energy Transmission filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a certificate application requesting authorization to construct, modify, operate and maintain facilities for its proposed North Bakken Expansion Project. The FERC assigned the project Docket No. CP20-52-000.

WBI Energy's proposed North Bakken Expansion Project involves approximately 61.9 miles of new 24-inch diameter natural gas pipeline from WBI Energy’s 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 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 Pipeline Company’s mainline southeast of Watford City, North Dakota. 

The project also includes constructing approximately 20.4 miles of new 12-inch diameter natural gas pipeline looping between the WBI Energy's Tioga Compressor Station and an existing receipt station along WBI Energy's existing Line Section 25 in Mountrail and Burke counties, approximately 9.4 miles of 12-inch diameter natural gas pipeline looping along WBI Energy's existing Line Section 30 in Williams County, and approximately 0.5 mile of new 20-inch diameter natural gas pipeline receipt lateral to the Tioga Compressor Station.

Additionally, the project includes adding 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 facilities and installing block valves, pig launcher/receiver stations and other associated appurtenances along the pipeline routes.

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

The proposed North Bakken Expansion Project will provide an additional 350 million cubic feet per day of natural gas takeaway capacity from natural gas processing plants in the Williston Basin in northwest North Dakota to support transportation of increasing levels of natural gas and to aid in the reduction of natural gas flaring.

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  Feb. 14, 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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