Bakken Express Oil Pipeline

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Bakken Express Oil Pipeline, or Bakken Crude Express Pipeline, was a proposed oil pipeline in the United States that was cancelled in 2012.[1]


The pipeline was planned to run from North Dakota through Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and Kansas and terminate at Cushing, Oklahoma.

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Project Details

  • Operator:
  • Owner: OneOK Inc.[1]
  • Parent company: OneOK Inc.[1]
  • Capacity: 200,000 barrels per day[1]
  • Length: 1,300 miles[1]
  • Status: Cancelled[1]
  • Cost: US$1.8 billion[2]


The Bakken Express Oil Pipeline was a planned $1.8 billion, 1300-mile pipeline that would have transported crude oil from the Bakken shale play in North Dakota to Cushing, Oklahoma.[2] The pipeline was cancelled in November 2012 after OneOK failed to secure sufficient long-term commitments.[1]

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