Matrix contracted to build Dakota Access Pipeline’s ND gathering terminals

By The Bakken Magazine Staff | October 20, 2015

While Energy Transfer Partners continues the permitting and approval process for portions of its proposed 450,000 barrels per day crude transport pipeline, Matrix Service Co. will be working on designing and building six crude gathering terminals for the North Dakota portion of the pipeline.

Once built, the pipeline will stretch from North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. The pipeline will cross through North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois.

In North Dakota, Matrix has been awarded a contract it values at $330 million to design and build the crude gathering terminals. The terminals will be located within several high production regions of the Bakken shale play. To date, terminals are planned in the North Dakota communities of Stanley, Ramberg, Epping, Trenton, Watford City and the area known as Johnson Corner.

John Hewitt, CEO of Matrix, said the company is extremely proud to have been chosen to build the terminals. Engineering and design has already been started. Field construction should start on all six terminals by January 2016 before completion later next year. Each terminal will feature a capacity rating of 200,000 to 600,000 barrels.

Upon completion, Bakken and Three Forks producers will have access to several markets, including the Midwest, East Coast and Gulf Coast.