One of North Dakota's largest industries continues to grow, and with it the needed infrastructure.
The proposed Liberty Pipeline, expected to be the biggest in the state since the Dakota Access Pipeline, was announced Tuesday. It will extend from the Williston Basin to Cushing, Okla., with a second line continuing down to the Gulf Coast.
"As crude oil continues to grow, the Gulf Coast is the optimal destination for that crude oil growth. There's options for refining in the Gulf Coast as well as export optionality, and so the Gulf Coast for a project like this really is the best solution," said Justin Kringstad, North Dakota Pipeline Authority director.
It's expected to have a 350,000 barrel per day capacity, about 180,000 from North Dakota and the rest from Colorado.