About the Sandpiper Project
As part of its Light Oil Market Access Program, Enbridge is seeking to expand access to markets for growing volumes of North Dakota and western Canada light crude oil production. To address the rapid production growth projected for the Montana and North Dakota Bakken region, North Dakota Pipeline Company LLC (NDPC), formerly known as Enbridge Pipelines (North Dakota) LLC, is proposing to develop the Sandpiper Project (the Project), which will involve an expansion of the existing NDPC system, by way of the construction of a new 375-mile, 24-inch diameter line from Beaver Lodge, N.D., to its current terminus at Clearbrook, Minn., adding 225,000 bpd of capacity. The Project also includes a new 375,000 bpd, 233-mile, 30-inch diameter line to be built extending the NDPC system from Clearbrook to connect with the affiliated Lakehead Pipeline mainline terminal at Superior, Wis. The NDPC system, as expanded and extended by the Project, will have delivery points at both an interconnection with the Minnesota Pipeline at Clearbrook as well as at Superior. From Superior, the crude oil can be transported on the Lakehead system and other interconnected pipelines to refinery hubs in the United States and eastern Canada. The expected in-service date for the $2.6 billion dollar project is Q1 2016.
NDPC has announced a binding Open Season to solicit commitments from shippers for capacity on the NDPC system, as expanded and extended by the Project. The binding Open Season will end at 5 p.m. MST on January 24, 2014. Interested shippers should click on the Open Season tab.