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Tentative hearing dates set for Sandpiper Pipeline project

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Public Service Commission has set tentative hearing dates and locations for Enbridge’s proposed Sandpiper Pipeline that would carry oil from western North Dakota to Wisconsin.

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The 612-mile pipeline would consist of new 24-inch and 30-inch pipe and related facilities such as pump stations at an estimated cost of $2.6 billion, according to Enbridge’s application to the PSC.

The pipeline would transport up to 250,000 barrels per day from the existing Beaver Lodge Station near Tioga to Berthold, 225,000 bpd from Berthold to a new pump station and terminal facility near Clearbrook, Minn., and 375,000 bpd from Clearbrook to Superior, Wis.

About 139 miles of the pipeline’s 299 miles in North Dakota would follow and run parallel to existing pipelines or utility corridors.

On Wednesday, the PSC set tentative dates for formal public hearings Feb. 19 in Grand Forks, Feb. 20 in Devils Lake and Feb. 27 in Minot.

Locations are still being determined. All of the meetings will begin at 8:30 a.m., PSC Chairman Brian Kalk said.

The PSC will formally approve the hearing dates and locations at its Dec. 30 meeting.

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