News

Enbridge files plan for pipeline across Minnesota

Enbridge files plan for pipeline across Minnesota Click to Enlarge Photo:

Nov 10, 2013 at 6:40 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Enbridge Energy has filed detailed plans with Minnesota regulators for a proposed $2.6 billion pipeline to carry crude oil from North Dakota across Minnesota to Wisconsin.

The $2.6 billion Sandpiper pipeline would extend 299 miles from the Bakken oilfields to a terminal in Superior, Wisconsin.

The Star Tribune of Minneapolis reports the Minnesota portion would cost $1.2 billion and create 1,500 temporary pipeline jobs. Enbridge's filing with the Public Utilities Commission outlines a tight construction schedule starting in the fourth quarter of 2014 and ending in early 2016.

Enbridge's preferred route follows the path of an existing pipeline to Clearbook in northern Minnesota, then cuts south, skirting Park Rapids before turning east and running through Carlton County.

The PUC must approve the project before Enbridge can move ahead.

Matt Wood

Posted By Matt Wood

Sports Director

Matt Wood's Profile

Leave a Comment

Current Weather

For Central Minnesota

Temp: 41°F (5°C)

Dewpoint: 15

Wind: 4 NE

Weather: Clear

Full Forecast | Live Radar

Community Calendar