Energy Corridor Pitched for ND to MN - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Energy Corridor Pitched for ND to MN

Posted:
Bismarck, ND -

A Minnesota based energy company is pitching their plan to move many products out of western North Dakota and to market.

It's no secret one of the greatest needs in the Bakken is to get oil and natural gas to refineries and gas plants.

Allete is pushing the concept of an "energy corridor" that could move those products and much more including electricity, water and co2.

The idea is to establish a right of way adjacent to Allete's existing transmission line right of way from New Salem to Duluth, Minnesota.

The company says they would expand 60 miles west toward the Bakken for potential wind development and other energy uses.

Governor Jack Dalrymple and company officials say the corridor would consolidate and simplify the shipment of several energy sources along a single line.

The corridor would take North Dakota's products to the largest in-land seaport.

Allete President, Alan Hodnik, says there's a great demand for oil and gas on the east coast.

"Lake Superior provides a logical take off point after aggregation, after Trans shipping for wide distribution across the United States. So I don't see this in a Minnesota context. But I do look at it in a partnership fashion with the State of North Dakota to help it achieve it's fullest energy potential as it helps the nation achieve energy independence," says Hodnik.

Governor Dalrymple says he hopes the corridor can reduce flaring in North Dakota. "I would like to see this corridor be part of the achievement of a large natural gas pipeline from the Bakken to the east. I think the odds of that taking place are greatly enhanced by this concept," says Dalrymple.

Allete says the project will be developed as other energy companies come on board.

They say several projects are currently being studied, but none are ready to be announced.

  • Bismarck/Mandan NewsMore>>

  • Mandan Residents Voice Concerns Over Street Improvement Projects

    Mandan Residents Voice Concerns Over Street Improvement Projects

    Mandan Residents Voice Concerns Over Street Improvement Projects

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:09:33 GMT
    Mandan Residents pack City Hall over three proposed street improvement projects. The City Commission votes to bar one project-- and continue ahead with two others. More than half of residents in one
    Mandan Residents pack City Hall over three proposed street improvement projects. The City Commission votes to bar one project-- and continue ahead with two others. More than half of residents in one
  • Trucking Company Faces Strong Penalties for Illegal Oil Waste Disposal

    Trucking Company Faces Strong Penalties for Illegal Oil Waste Disposal

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 8:28 PM EDT2014-04-16 00:28:09 GMT
    A Wyoming-based trucking company could face fines of $2 million dollars or more. Black Hills Trucking is facing hefty fines from the state of North Dakota for operating without a license and illegally
    The civil and criminal penalties at stake may seem quite steep, but the North Dakota Attorney General says oil waste dumping is a serious crime.
  • Libraries are Keeping Up with the Times

    Libraries are Keeping Up with the Times

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:02:30 GMT
    Book worms celebrate what they enjoy best -- reading books. That's good business for libraries, but instead of checking out hardcovers... many patrons are changing the way they read. Courtney Plante
    Book worms celebrate what they enjoy best -- reading books. That's good business for libraries, but instead of checking out hardcovers... many patrons are changing the way they read. Courtney Plante
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.