Enbridge Completes Bakken Pipeline Expansion & Berthold Rail Facility

Enbridge Bakken System Map
Enbridge Bakken System Map

Enbridge has completed the most recent Bakken Pipeline System expansion and opened its Berthold Rail Facility.

The Bakken Pipeline Expansion included two projects that added 145,000 b/d of pipeline capacity out of the Bakken region. The Berthold Rail Facility added 80,000 b/d of capacity and Enbridge now has the capacity to move 415,000 b/d out of North Dakota. That's a little more than half of the 820,000 b/d of oil produced in North Dakota.

The completed Bakken Pipeline Expansion and Berthold Rail Facility are now providing options that are sorely needed. Combine these finished projects with the upcoming capacity within the Sandpiper Pipeline, and Enbridge will have the ability to move 660,000 barrels per day from the Bakken by early 2015.

Enbridge partnered with the Berthold Farmers Elevator to construct the new rail facility and the facility has been in service since the second quarter of this year.

The company is also holding open houses in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin this week related to the path of the proposed Sandpiper Pipeline Project. The pipeline will add 225,000 b/d of capacity out of the basin and has an expected in service of late 2014 or early 2015.