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Liberty Pipeline is a proposed oil pipeline in the United States.
The pipeline will run from Guernsey, Wyoming, to Cushing, Oklahoma.
- Owner: Phillips 66, Bridger Pipeline
- Proposed capacity: 350,000 barrels per day
- Status: Shelved
- Start Year: 2021
Two companies are proposing a $1.6 billion pipeline to move North Dakota crude oil, making it the biggest such project in the state since the controversial Dakota Access Oil Pipeline (DAPL). Phillips 66 and Bridger Pipeline announced the joint venture, Liberty Pipeline, in early June 2019. The pipeline will move 350,000 barrels of oil per day from western North Dakota’s oil patch to the nation’s biggest storage terminal in Cushing, Oklahoma. From there, shippers can access multiple Gulf Coast destinations. The route of the 24-inch pipeline has not been disclosed, but one leg of the pipeline will run from Guernsey, Wyoming, and end in Cushing, Oklahoma. The North Dakota leg would run through the state’s southwest corner to Guernsey, Wyoming. That would put the route west of the Dakota Access pipeline and far from the most productive portion of North Dakota’s oil patch in the northwestern part of the state.
On March 24, 2020 Philipps 66 announced that it was delaying development of the pipeline due to the collapse of global oil prices and disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Articles and resources
- James Macpherson,$1.6B pipeline proposed to move North Dakota crude oil The Spokesman Review, June 19, 2019
- National Energy and Petrochemical Map , FracTracker, February 28, 2020
- Phillips 66: Red Oak, Liberty, ACE Pipelines Deferred by Cost Cuts, PGJ Online, Mar. 25, 2020