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Minnesota Pipeline Company Reliability Project Certificate of Need


Project Docket

Docket No PL-5/CN-14-320
Project Name Minnesota Pipeline Company Reliability Project Certificate of Need
Applicant Minnesota Pipeline Company, LLC
Description A Comparative Environmental Review of the Proposed Minnesota Pipe Line Reliability Project and the Alternatives Identified in the Certificate of Need Application
Location Clearwater County, Hubbard County, McLeod County, Meeker County, Morrison County, Scott County, Stearns County, Wadena County
Contact David Birkholz
david.birkholz@state.mn.us
Status
  • 2014-08-29: Application accepted
  • 2015-02-06: Environmental document available
  • 2015-02-24: Public hearing
  • 2015-08-31: Certificate of Need issued
  • 2015-08-31: Project closed
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
eDockets 14-320

Project Summary

The proposed Project would install six new pumping stations and upgrade two others in order to increase the pumping capacity of the 305 mile-long (Clearbrook-Rosemount) MPL Line 4 from 165,000 to 350,000  barrels per day.

"As part of the evaluation of the proposed project, the Commission requests that the Department?s Energy Environmental Review and Analysis (EERA) unit conduct an environmental review to analyze the potential effects of the proposed project, and alternatives identified in the application, on the natural and socioeconomic environment. The Commission requests that the EERA submit a report of its analysis into the record prior to the contested case hearings." (Commission Order, October 17, 2014)

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