Tioga to Emerson Gas Pipeline

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Tioga to Emerson Gas Pipeline is a proposed natural gas pipeline in North Dakota and Minnesota, USA.[1]

Location

The pipeline would run through Tioga, Pierce County, North Dakota through northwestern Minnesota, ending just across the U.S./Canadian border in Emerson, Manitoba, Canada.[2]

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Project Details

  • Operator: WBI Energy Transmission[3]
  • Parent Company: MDU Resources Group[1]
  • Proposed capacity: 600 million cubic feet per day[3]
  • Length: 300 miles / 531.1 km[3]
  • Diameter: 24-inches[3]
  • Status: Proposed[3]
  • Start Year: 2023[3]

Background

In February 2020, developers began gauging interest in the pipeline, which would pass through northern Pierce County to carry natural gas from Tioga to northwestern Minnesota. WBI, Inc., a subsidiary of MDU Resources Group in Bismarck, announced the start of a "non-binding open season" on proposed natural gas transportation from oil producers in western North Dakota to a central hub near the Emerson, Manitoba, area, just over the border from Minnesota. Developers describe the pipeline as a large interstate natural gas pipeline system built so producers in the Bakken area would be able to ship their natural gas rather than flaring it locally. At the time, developers also stated that no final decisions have been made regarding the route the pipeline would take.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sue Sitter, Energy group gauges interest in possible pipeline Pierce County Tribune, February 21, 2020
  2. National Energy and Petrochemical Map , FracTracker, February 28, 2020
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Natural Gas Data, Pipeline Projects Energy Information Agency, July 21, 2020

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