North Dakota regulators have approved construction of a pipeline from Tioga into the Canadian province of Alberta.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota regulators have approved construction of a pipeline from Tioga into the Canadian province of Alberta.
Nova Chemicals Corp. of Calgary wants to build the 430-mile line from Tioga's Hess Corp. natural gas processing plant to the town of Empress, Alberta.
The Vantage Pipeline will supply ethane for Alberta's petrochemical industry. Ethane is a component of natural gas. It's used to make plastics and speed up the ripening of fruits.
The pipeline will be about 430 miles long. The North Dakota Public Service Commission approved the pipeline's 80-mile North Dakota route on Wednesday.
The Vantage Pipeline's North Dakota section will cost about $60 million. The project's entire cost is estimated at $300 million.
The pipeline will be capable of carrying 40,000 to 60,000 barrels of ethane daily.
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