BakkenLink® Pipeline is a crude oil pipeline system consisting of approximately 132 miles of 8-inch and 12-inch steel crude oil pipeline extending from multiple receipt points in Billings, McKenzie, Stark, and Williams Counties, North Dakota, to an interconnection with a crude oil rail loading facility at Fryburg, North Dakota. It transports light, sweet crude oil produced in portions of Billings, Dunn, McKenzie, Stark, and Williams Counties, North Dakota. BakkenLink® completed construction and commissioning in the spring of 2013 on the portion of the system extending from Dry Creek to Fryburg.
According to recent presentations by the North Dakota Pipeline Authority and similar forecasts conducted by BakkenLink® and third parties, crude oil production from the Williston Basin is forecasted to grow 1.3 to 2.0 million barrels per day over the next ten years. The majority of the growth is projected to be in the four counties traversed by the pipeline. BakkenLink® is designed to address anticipated regional pipeline and outlet constraints as development of the Bakken and Three Forks continues.