BakkenLink Oil Pipeline
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BakkenLink Oil Pipeline is an operating oil pipeline system in the United States.
The pipeline system originates at various reception spots in Billings, McKenzie, Stark, and Williams Counties, North Dakota, and terminate in Fryburg, North Dakota at a crude oil rail loading facility.
- Operator: BakkenLink Pipeline LLC
- Owner: BakkenLink Pipeline LLC
- Parent company: MPLX LP
- Capacity: 85,000 barrels per day
- Length: 132 miles
- Diameter: 8, 12 inches
- Status: Operating
- Start year: 2013
The BakkenLink pipeline consists of 132 miles of 8-inch and 12-inch steel crude oil pipeline in North Dakota. It was proposed in anticipation of forecasted constraints arising from increasing oil production the state.
The Environmental Assessment for the BakkenLink Dry Creek to Beaver Lodge Pipeline Project, released in April 2016, concluded that an Environmental Impact Statement is not required on the project because the easement for the pipeline "would not constitute a major federal action that would significantly affect the quality of the human environment."
Articles and resources
- BakkenLink Oil Pipeline, A Barrel Full, accessed September 2017
- National Energy and Petrochemical Map , FracTracker, February 28, 2020
- "Regulators approve conversion of oil pipeline to natural gas". AP NEWS. 2018-09-06. Retrieved 2022-02-24.
- "MPLX Completes Acquisition of Andeavor Logistics". ir.mplx.com. Retrieved 2022-02-24.
- "BakkenLink Pipeline System". www.projectconsulting.com. Retrieved 2022-02-24.
- BakkenLink Pipeline Project, Bartlett & West, accessed September 2017
- BakkenLink Dry Creek to Beaver Lodge Pipeline Project final environmental assessment, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 13 Apr. 2016