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ND regulators holding work session on proposed pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Public Service Commission is holding an informal work session on a $3.8 million pipeline from western North Dakota to Illinois.

The three-member panel recently completed public hearings in Mandan, Killdeer and Williston on the Dakota Access project, which is the biggest-capacity pipeline proposed to date to move North Dakota crude.

The PSC will talk about the project on Monday. No action is expected but the panel might signal its intentions on whether the project may proceed over the objections of several landowners.

Almost 360 miles of the pipeline would pass through North Dakota. It also would go through South Dakota and Iowa on its way to Illinois.

The pipeline’s path in North Dakota would cross beneath the Little Missouri River once and the Missouri River twice.

In related news, Firm seeks to build oil pipeline across Iowa.

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9 comments

  1. get the oil off the trains

  2. Don’t know why people are afraid of pipelines I helped design and install many during my career properly built pipeline systems are safe and last,many we placed are over 50 years of age and still working properly.

  3. I’ll be interested to see the pipeline they build from North Dakota to Illinois for $3.8 million. Is it being constructed with twisty straws?

  4. Are they really going to build an oil pipeline for about 1 per foot?
    It seems likelier to me that there is a typo in the article of Million for Billion.

  5. A couple questions come to mined.

    This pipeline will not just carry crude, it will also carry sand particles, chemicals residues from fracking, and
    perhaps water from fradking, or the underground water present naturally. This will cause galvanic corrosion.

    Does this pipeline replace the Keystone? And why is it going south through Iowa and not into Minnesota?

    Is this the pipeline the State regulators are allowed to buy shares or own? If so it should be a conflict
    of interest and against the law. It is unprofessional against the Business Code.

    It looks like the pipeline is maybe already built, if that is it on the picture. Was an EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) prepared, and by whom?

  6. So a panel answering questions in n Dakota, about issues in Iowa and Illinois? Come to where you want to put it, and answer questions. The proposed route i saw looks to go thru or near my land. Come answer my questions, like ” will you imminent domain if I refuse?”, and depending in the answer” what’s your dentists name?”

  7. So a panel answering questions in n Dakota, about issues in Iowa and Illinois? Com to where you want to put it, and answer questions. The proposed route i saw looks to go thru or near my land. Come answer my questions, like ” will you imminent domain if I refuse?”, and depending in the answer” what’s your dentists name?”

  8. Is that $3.8 million correct? For 360 miles? Seems like it would cost a lot more than that. That’s $10,556 per mile!

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