Cenex Harvest States (CHS) has announced their plans to reroute the pipeline between Sidney, MT and Minot, ND. Currently, the pipeline crosses the Yellowstone River near Sidney and moves east toward Minot.
The proposed changes will redirect the pipeline north of Sidney, where it will cross the Missouri River and then head to Minot after passing north of Williston. The changes came as CHS addressed concerns over whether the pipeline would affect environmentally sensitive areas . The change will also reduce some of the challenges engineers faced rerouting the pipeline.
The pipeline, expected to be operational in mid-2019, is touted as using ‘state of the art’ technology and is equipped with a computerized monitoring system that can monitor the pipeline for leaks continuously.