Paradigm Midstream Planning Bakken Pipeline In Dunn & McKenzie Counties

Enbridge Bakken System Map
Enbridge Bakken System Map

Paradigm Midstream is planning a 70-mile, 12-inch pipeline that will move as much as 120,000 b/d out of McKenzie and Dunn counties to various receipt points.

Logistical constraints and capacity issues associated with transporting crude and NGLs have long been a detriment to pricing for producers throughout the region,” said Brian Manion , Paradigm Midstream Founder. “The Paradigm Midstream pipeline connects the two most prolific areas of the Bakken and offers the most optionality of any outbound infrastructure to date.

The pipeline will provide the following connections:

  • Canadian Pacific Rail through the Pioneer Rail Facility in New Town
  • BNSF Rail through Enbridge's Berthold Rail Facility
  • Pipeline interconnects with Enbridge's Bakken System

The proposed pipeline uniquely provides producers with access to East Coast, West Coast and Gulf Coast rail markets, as well as multiple pipeline and refinery markets at Clearbrook, the Upper Great Lakes, Cushing, the Midwest and the Gulf Coast.

Construction is set to start at the end of 2013 and the pipeline will be in service in 2014.

Dakota Plains and Paradigm Midstream area also pursuing a new NGL transloading solution at the Pioneer facility.

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