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Phillips 66, Bridger plan for new pipeline to Texas

November 13, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Phillips 66 and Bridger Pipeline say they have preliminary plans for a new pipeline to send Bakken crude oil to Texas.

The companies say the Liberty Pipeline would transport 350,000 barrels of oil per day from the Bakken and Rockies production areas to Corpus Christi, Texas.

Bridger Pipeline spokesman Bill Salvin tells the Bismarck Tribune there’s a need for more crude oil pipeline capacity from both North Dakota and Wyoming. He says interest from shippers will determine the final pipeline route.

Salvin says the project would involve a combination of new construction and expanding existing pipelines. If the companies’ plans materialize and regulatory approval is given, the pipeline is expected to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2020.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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