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Associated Press , Published April 04 2013

Pipeline pitched to ship Bakken oil across Wyo.

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 Oklahoma-based Hiland Partners. The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/ZBKlD7) 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.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com


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