Enbridge Energy Proposes New Pipeline From North Dakota to Superior

By KBJR News 1

November 4, 2012 Updated Nov 5, 2012 at 6:28 PM CDT

(Northland’s NewsCenter) --- Enbridge Energy is hoping to cash in on a surplus of crude oil coming out of North Dakota, by possibly building a new pipeline.

Spokespeople for the Superior oil refinery say there is not enough infrastructure to get all the oil out of North Dakota for commercial purposes, and this pipeline could create a solution.

The proposed 2.5 Billion dollar project would connect the Bakken Shale to Superior with a pipeline, running possibly hundreds of thousands barrels of oil every day.

Project leaders say this idea is still in the development stage, but the demand is there in North Dakota.

"It's not projected to end anytime soon. In a few more short years it's expected to peak at about 1.1 Million barrels a day."

The exact location and route of the pipeline is undetermined, but it would be approximately 500 miles long.