Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Approves Wahpeton Natural Gas Pipeline
On October 20th, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the WBI Energy Eastern ND pipeline from Mapleton to Kindred and Wahpeton. FERC’s approval authorizes WBI Energy to construct 60 miles of 12-inch natural gas pipeline from a Mapleton, ND to Wahpeton, ND as well as extending service to Kindred, ND.
According to WBI Energy, the expansion will provide an additional 20 million cubic feet of natural gas capacity per day and is expected to cost around $75 million.
Wahpeton Mayor Brett Lambrecht thanked several people for their advocacy on behalf of the project. Specifically, he identified the assistance of Senator John Hoeven and ND District 25 Representative Alisa Mitskog.
When complete, this significant natural gas project will provide a dependable supply of natural gas for existing customers AND allow for future industrial expansion in the area.
Construction is anticipated to begin this spring with pipeline service to begin in late 2024.