Enbridge Pipelines (North Dakota) LLC is proposing to build the Sandpiper Pipeline Project – an approximately 610-mile interstate crude oil pipeline originating at our Beaver Lodge Station south of Tioga, North Dakota. The Project will bring growing supplies of North Dakota crude oil to an existing terminal owned by an Enbridge affiliate in Superior, Wisconsin.
From Superior, the oil will be transported by Enbridge and other interconnected pipelines to refinery hubs in the United States and eastern Canada, The Sandpiper Pipeline Project will provide a long-term, stable and reliable source of crude oil for the U.S. and its refineries that supply the petroleum products we rely upon. The Project will reduce reliance on crude oil imports from countries that are often unstable or unfriendly to U.S. interests and move North America towards energy security and independence.
At a local level, communities located along the Sandpiper route will benefit in the long-term from taxes associated with the pipeline and related facilities during the life of the pipeline. Communities will also enjoy potential high-paying construction and manufacturing jobs, increased retail sales, food and lodging purchases, and equipment and materials purchases during construction.
Since installing its first pipeline more than 60 years ago, Enbridge has been committed to safe and reliable operation of its facilities. This commitment continues with the design, construction and operation of the Sandpiper Pipeline Project.