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Hess project to bring Bakken oil to Dakota Access

Published: Jul 28 2016
Photo Courtesy The Bismarck Tribune

WILLISTON -- The buildout of a pipeline system that likely spells the end of the truck and train boom in the Bakken is continuing.

The latest in the series involves a short segment of 12-inch pipeline that travels a mere 1.1 miles, but could have a major impact on Bakken crude. The line is being built by the Hess Corp.; and while short, it connects to something long indeed: the Dakota Access pipeline, which travels 1,172 miles to Patoka, Ill. Its maximum overall capacity is listed online as up to 570,000 barrels a day.