NST Express Oil Pipeline

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NST Express (NSTX) Oil Pipeline is an oil pipeline in the United States.[1]


The pipeline runs from Alexander, North Dakota to East Fairview, North Dakota.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Northstar Midstream[1]
  • Current capacity:
  • Proposed capacity: 40,000 barrels per day
  • Length: 23 miles (37 kilometers)
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2016


NST Express (“NSTX”) is a bi-directional pipeline between Alexander, ND and East Fairview, ND. It connects crude oil volumes to the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline (DAPL) and to rail transportation infrastructure. The pipeline was commissioned in 2016 by Northstar Midstream, with an initial capacity of 40,000 barrels per day and expandable capacity up to 100,000 barrels per day.[1]

In August 2021, after an inspection of the pipeline was completed, a notice from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) alleged that the NorthStar had committed probable violations of pipeline safety regulations.[2]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "NorthStar Midstream Announces the Opening of the NST Express Pipeline in North Dakota," NorthStar Midstream, accessed September 2017
  2. Ochs, Gregory (PHMSA). Notice of Probable Violation, Proposed Civil Penalty, and Proposed Compliance Order (correspondence to McMillan Hummel, CEO Northstar Holdco Energy, LLC). 15 June 2021. Accessed 9 March 2023. https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/Comm/Reports/enforce/documents/32021052NOPV/32021052NOPV_PCP%20PCO_06152021_(21-211419)_text.pdf.

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