Regulators Approve Two Pipeline Projects in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State regulators have approved two pipeline projects in North Dakota.

The Public Service Commission gave the go-ahead Wednesday to a pipeline for a new natural gas processing plant in Williams County and another for the Dickinson refinery.

The Williams County project involves two new pipelines that will extend from OE2 North’s gas processing plant west of Williston and connect with larger pipelines. One of the lines will carry natural gas liquids and the other is for residue gas.

The $6 million pipelines are expected to be operational by the end of the year.

Construction of the plant itself began this spring, the Bismarck Tribune reported.

The PSC has also authorized the conversion of two pipelines connected to Marathon Petroleum’s Dickinson Refinery to transport renewable diesel-related liquids. The pipelines previously carried refined oil products. The pipelines run from the refinery to the Dickinson Rail Terminal in Stark County. 

The refinery, which is also known as the Dakota Prairie Refinery, is converting from processing oil to handling a liquid soybean and corn oil product.

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