Sunday, December 11, 2011

Western North Dakota Pipeline -- The Bakken, North Dakota, USA

Bismarck Tribune link here.

This is an old story, from August 3, 2011, but I don't recall posting it. Perhaps I did but if so it did not interest me at the time. For some reason it interests me now.
A proposed oil pipeline in western North Dakota has been scaled back because of the [killing of the Keystone XL by the Obama administration]...

BakkenLink Pipeline LLC was intended to carry up to 100,000 barrels of oil from oil truck unloading stations and a pipeline gathering system in three North Dakota counties to Baker, in southeastern Montana.

In Montana, the line was to link up to TransCanada Corp.'s proposed Keystone XL pipeline, a 1,700-mile project that is intended to deliver oil from Canada's Manitoba province to locations in Oklahoma and Texas.

[The] BakkenLink now intends to build its pipeline to a rail loading station that is being developed near Fryburg, about 30 miles west of Dickinson in southwestern North Dakota.

The length of the proposed line is being reduced from 250 miles to about 144 miles, and the project's cost is now estimated at $126.5 million, roughly half the cost of the original plan....
And so it goes. More trucks on the road. More diesel being used. More emissions from those trucks. Kudos to the faux-environmentalists.


  1. As a landowner from out of state, the pipeline is to go thru our land. We have been offered $75/rod but this seems little as compared to my online research as to what people have recieved in other states. Are others being offered the same little amount?

  2. I've included this as a stand-alone post since a lot of folks may not read comments. Watch for answers both here and at this link: