The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

April 4, 2013

Pipeline pitched to ship Bakken oil across Wyoming

From The Associated Press

DOUGLAS, Wyo. — A company proposes to build a nearly 500-mile pipeline that would feed oil from North Dakota's booming Bakken oil field into another pipeline in eastern Wyoming.

The 12-inch pipeline would cost $300 million. Initial capacity would be 50,000 barrels a day but the pipe could handle up to twice that. Oil would begin flowing in August 2014.

The pipeline is proposed by Hiland Crude, a subsidiary of Enid-based Hiland Partners. Hiland Vice President Jim Suttle discussed the pipeline with Converse County commissioners in Douglas on Wednesday.

Suttle told the commissioners the goal is to get the Bakken oil to a hub in Cushing, Okla., where the oil would fetch a better price.

The pipeline would connect at Guernsey to the Pony Express Pipeline under development.


AP Source: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune,

For more on Hiland, check the Agriculture & Energy section of ENE "Our Heritage, Our Future" edition in print and online Sunday, April 7, 2013.