Enbridge, a Calgary, Alberta-based petroleum company, wants to build a new 500-mile pipeline to transport more crude from northwest North Dakota to Superior, Wis., Forum Communications reports. Company officials say the Sandpiper Pipeline could move about 225,000 barrels per day. If the project is approved, the earliest it could go into service would be late 2015.
The newspaper notes the new pipeline would run from the Beaver Lodge area south of Tioga to the main Enbridge terminal in Superior, but the final route is still being determined.
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The Sandpiper plan is separate from the $40 million project to boost oil capacity on its Alberta Clipper pipeline.
In May, Enbridge said it was bringing 100 new jobs to the Twin Ports region, including civil, electrical and environmental engineers and safety specialists.