Despite need for fuel, some pipeline projects not viable
North Dakota officials have been touting pipelines as a way to reduce truck traffic and more safely ship oil to refineries, but two major Bakken pipeline proposals failed to move forward due because of a lack of interest from shippers.
Koch Pipeline Co. proposed the Dakota Express Pipeline to transport Bakken crude from western North Dakota to Illinois. It was expected to begin service in 2016 with an initial capacity of 250,000 barrels per day.
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