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Industrial Commission formally supports WBI Energy's 'Wahpeton Expansion' natural gas pipeline project

ND Pipeline Authority

North Dakota’s Industrial Commission is on record supporting a project to bring more natural gas to southeast North Dakota.

It’s called the “Wahpeton Expansion Project,” proposed by WBI Energy. It would run from Mapleton to Wahpeton, and would also serve Kindred.

The project includes approximately 60.5 miles of 12 inch diameter pipe from Mapleton to Wahpeton.

"That part of North Dakota does not have reliable or adequate natural gas supply," said North Dakota Pipeline Authority director Justin Kringstad. "The supply can be intermittent. So this new pipeline would allow direct connection to an existing North Dakota gas line, with reliable, 365 day a year gas supply."

The proposal is now before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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