Firm wants to build largest pipeline yet from ND

Canadian firm applies to build $2.6B pipeline, largest yet from N. Dakota's booming oil patch

Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A Canadian company has applied to build the largest pipeline yet from western North Dakota's booming oil patch.

The proposed oil pipeline would run 612 miles into Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Enbridge Energy said Tuesday that it's seeking shipping commitments from oil producers, a major step in getting the $2.6 billion pipeline built.

Enbridge spokeswoman Katie Haarsager says the company submitted its project application to North Dakota regulators last week. She says the company will soon do the same in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

She says Enbridge will begin a so-called open season within the week to solicit interest in the pipeline, which is designed to transport 225,000 barrels of oil each day to a hub in northern Minnesota and 375,000 barrels per day to a terminal in Wisconsin.

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