Plains All American Pipeline will reverse its Wascana pipeline system and build a new pipline, Bakken North, to provide additional takeaway capacity for growing Bakken crude production.
The Bakken North Project would provide crude oil transportation service from Trenton, North Dakota, to Regina, Saskatchewan. At Regina, Plains would connect to third-party carriers providing access to Cushing, Oklahoma. and PADD II delivery points.
The 12-in. OD Bakken North pipeline will extend 103 miles from Trenton to the southern terminus of Plains Wascana system at an initial design capacity of 50,000 bpd (expandable to 75,000 bpd). Plains estimates the project cost (to the 75,000 b/d capacity) at $160-200 million (113-141 million).
Subject to permitting, Plains anticipates placing the Bakken North Project into service in Q4 2012.
Source: Oil & Gas Journal