Drilling activity may have slowed in the Williston Basin.
But so-called “mid-stream” companies are still busy, planning and building pipelines, natural gas processing plants and other infrastructure.
"The midstream industry is a long-term industry," said North Dakota Pipeline Authority director Justin Kringstad. "It has a long term vision of these projects. They're looking at the oil play with a five, 10, 15, 20-plus play in mind."
Kringstad said with current oil prices low, one might think the mid-stream companies may be a little hesitant.