About the Bakken Project
Enbridge Pipelines is proposing expansion projects to address increasing crude oil production from the Bakken and Three Forks formations that extend through North Dakota, Montana, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Enbridge’s goal is to expand and upgrade its existing North Dakota infrastructure to transport increased volumes. Enbridge’s North Dakota System consists of 822-miles of pipeline which gathers crude from across the Williston Basin. Most volumes are delivered to Enbridge’s Terminal in Clearbrook, Minn., which, through additional pipeline transportation, connects to various refineries throughout the Midwest and beyond. The objective for the expansion projects is to increase the capacity out of the Williston Basin and provide shippers of Bakken and Three Forks crude oil with additional access to a number of key refineries.