Phillips 66, Bridger Plan Pipeline from Bakken to Texas

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

The Liberty Pipeline will transport 350,000 bpd of oil from the Bakken and Rockies production areas to Corpus Christi, Texas.

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

The project will 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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