$1.8 billion oil pipeline from North Dakota to Oklahoma canceled

 TULSA, Okla. — A proposed $1.8 billion oil pipeline from North Dakota to Oklahoma has been called off because the company behind the deal couldn’t rally enough commitments to transport its oil.

Tulsa-based Oneok Partners LP announced Tuesday that the Bakken Crude Express Pipeline, which was to stretch from Stanley, N.D., to Cushing, Okla., won’t be built. Construction was expected to begin in 2013.

Oneok said the outlook for crude oil supply is robust but it could not get enough producers to promise long-term use of the 1,300-mile pipeline.

The company said it still has up to $4.8 billion of announced natural gas and natural gas liquids projects under way and many of them are in the Bakken Formation in Montana and North Dakota.

Oneok said the pipeline would have moved 200,000 barrels of oil out of the Williston Basin in the Bakken Formation.

Trucks drive north on Highway 85 south of Williston, N.D. Infrastructure challenges in western North Dakota could limit the number of oil and gas drilling rigs. 

Pipeline Project Cancelled

Responses to "Bakken oil pipeline from North Dakota to Oklahoma canceled"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Well done! Why destroy more land/earth for the cycle of oil fossel fuels. Why do we need so much wealth. Most of the STUFF we buy is Rubbish for Landfill sites. We should be looking at complete renewables and sustainable ways of living for a future not continually brutalising ourselves for nothing......Stop the Mad Rampage of destruction and hate....Everything and everyone suffers. If you can walk barefooted for a week I would listen to you...Reverse roles.....Rich check out what it is like to be poor and the poor check out what its like to be rich......then make a compromise....

  2. Anonymous says:

    i hope that this pipeline never gets off the ground i surly don't want it running through my state we have good drinking water here and with all the failure of all the other pipelines that have leaked in the past in other states there just is not enough maintenece done to prevent leaks.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Don't complain about gas prices if you want to rely on trucking companies hauling fuel through your towns at a high cost.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thank goodness...we don't need these pipelines running thru out the country polluting the land and water!

  5. Anonymous says:

    oh like the pipeline meant lower gaas price fffs! regardless the us doesn't have control of the prices with or with out this pipeline gooo drink another glass of there coolaid why don't ya !

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thank God. One of 3 freshwater aquifers in the world was in the pipeline's path.... natural resources we can ill afford to lose with the looming water crisis due to increased droughts and glacial melt due to global warming .Yay!

  7. Anonymous says:

    YES! Within a very few years, the water in the area through which this pipeline would have traveled will be FAR more valuable that the crude that would have been transported.

    Can ANYONE tell me why the refinery (fairly new) in St. Croix, USVI was shuttered?

    I see why everyone is using "anonymous." Couldn't get any other name to work?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Why continue this lifestyle when it's been shown to be deadly? With so much geothermal potential untapped, why not put this money into geothermal? Drilling knowledge is ready and supplied. Same thing for oil platforms, make them tidal, wave, wind, solar and geothermal. The knowledge and supplies are available, yet the old deadly lifestyle is clung to like a baby blanket.

  9. Anonymous says:

    if you like to go to the grocery store and get stuff to eat, you need oil. if you like to drive to work, you need oil. if you like to live in a house and not a yurt, you need oil..... get the picture? yeah, we could go back to living without oil, but the infrastructure is not there to support us like we are used to.

  10. Unknown says:

    Pipelines do nothing but help every little town they go thru. Towns economies are boosted and land owners receive good money from the gas companies. If u don't like pipelines, park ur car, turn off ur heaters, and grow ur own foods and make ur own plastics. The oil is needed because WE use it everyday. If u wanna complain, stop using oil based products. Supply and Demand. U can't bad mouth it on a blog then be part of the demand. America is full of stupid hypocrites.

  11. Unknown says:

    Pipelines don't affect water supplies u uninformed idiot. Its ppl like u spilling all this misinformation to others and they believe ur dumbass. If ur against fracing, then fine. But learn the difference in what ur against before u start rambling.

  12. Unknown says:

    Please show me one example of pipeline construction destroying land. Pipelines follow the same regulations as every other construction company and 100% of the time, the land they leave behind is cleaner and more fertile than before. Research and experience go along way. So shut up.

  13. Anonymous says:

    "spilling all this misinformation " ... Dave, I think that "spilling" is the operative word here. Putting pipe underground would quite obviously cause no damage.

    (Sorry, I'm choosing to post as "anonymous" only because I've never figured out how to post my real name) ... Nadine Stoddard

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