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Public gets chance to weigh in on pipeline proposal

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Member of the public are getting a change to weigh in on a proposal to convert a crude oil gathering pipeline in northwestern North Dakota into a transmission line.

The state Public Service Commission scheduled a public hearing in Watford City on Wednesday on the application by Hiland Crude LLC.

Regulators say the company wants to convert the 4.5-mile-long Alexander Tank Farm Crude Oil Pipeline and associated facilities in McKenzie County. The pipeline is an extension of the Market Center pipeline system, which has been approved for conversion to a transmission pipeline.

Public service commissioners will make a final decision later.

In related news, What oil spill? Company responsible for Yellowstone River spill gets Bakken pipeline approval.

This article was from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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