Bakken-to-Cushing Oil Pipeline
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Bakken-to-Cushing Oil Pipeline was a proposed oil pipeline in the United States that was canceled in December 2014.
The pipeline would originate in Stanley, North Dakota and terminate in Cushing, Oklahoma.
- Owner: Enterprise GP Holdings, as Enterprise Product Partners
- Proposed capacity: 700,000 barrels per day
- Length: 1,200 miles (1,931 km)
- Status: Shelved
The 30-inch diameter Bakken-to-Cushing crude oil pipeline was a proposed crude oil pipeline that would have run 1,200 miles from the Williston Basin in North Dakota to Cushing, Oklahoma. The pipeline would have also served the Power River and Denver-Julesburg Basins and transported up to six grades of crude oil and products, such as Rockies Condensate and Processed Condensate. Its initial capacity would have been 340,000 barrels per day, expandable to 700,000 barrels per day. The pipeline was originally planned to be completed by the end of 2016.
Enterprise Products Partners announced the pipeline in June 2014. Enterprise opened the binding open commitment period to determine shipper demand for capacity on 4 September 2014. In October 2014, Enterprise extended the deadline for binding open commitments to 14 November 2014. The project was subsequently canceled in December 2014.
Articles and resources
- Bakken-to-Cushing Oil Pipeline, Reuters, 12 Dec. 2014
- Enterprise Products Partners Scraps Bakken Pipeline, Oil & Gas 360, 12 Dec. 2014
- Enterprise to Hold Open Season for Proposed Bakken-to-Cushing Crude Oil Pipeline, Enterprise Products Partners, 4 Sep. 2014
- Enterprise Products plans Bakken-to-Cushing pipeline, Reuters, 24 Jun. 2014
- Enterprise Extends Open Season for Proposed Bakken-to-Cushing Crude Oil Pipeline, Enterprise Products Partners, 17 Oct. 2014