Hiland Partners Planning New Bakken Oil Pipeline

Potential Capacity Of 100,000 b/d To Guernsey, WY
Pony Express Crude Oil Pipeline Segment

Pony Express Crude Oil Pipeline Segment | Click to Enlarge

Hiland Partners is planning a new Bakken pipeline from Dore, ND, to Guernsey, WY. The Double H Pipeline will connect with the Pony Express Pipeline in Guernsey and crude will ultimately be moved to Cushing, Oklahoma.

The ~460-mile, 50,000 b/d pipeline has an estimated price tag of $300 million. The 12-inch line will have the ability to expand to 100,000 b/d if needed.

“That`s a new line of business, long-haul interstate crude oil transportation, that we`re getting into,” said Derek Gipson, Hiland Partners executive vice president and chief financial officer. “We expect that line to start moving barrels in late 2014. Construction will kick off in the back half of this year. That`s a key project for us to execute on.”

The Hiland executive also believes that oil will see better pricing at Cushing.

The Pony Express pipeline is being converted from natural gas to oil and will be extended to Cushing, OK. It’s conversion will alleviate congestion that has often cause Rockies crude oil prices to trade at discounts of more than $20 to WTI.

Read more at enidnews.com

Hiland Partners, LP is a midstream energy partnership engaged in purchasing, gathering, compressing, dehydrating, treating, processing and marketing of natural gas and the fractionating, or separating, and marketing of natural gas liquids, or NGLs. The company was founded by Continental Resources CEO and chairman Harold Hamm.

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R.T. Dukes

R.T. Dukes

Managing Editor at BakkenShale.com
R.T. is the managing editor and a contributor to BakkenShale.com and EagleFordShale.com. His experience includes research and consulting roles where he advised major oil companies. His current life revolves around his wife, two kids, and shale plays. He has been following the Bakken since early 2006. 2503 Robinhood, Houston, TX, 77005, U.S.A. | Telephone: 832.429.4790


  1. My question is if this pipeline will depend upon tar sand’s oil why build it? Obama will never approve the line to Canada to bring the tar sand oil to the pipeline and on top of that Canada, as I understand the news, Canada has signed an agreement or understanding to build a pipeline to Canada’s west coast to ship the oil to the Pacific markets. So with domestic crude to support the pipeline why build it.

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