Matrix Service starting Bakken’s Dakota Access Pipeline in winter

Matrix Service Inc. plans to begin construction on six North Dakota gathering terminals for the Dakota Access Pipeline in January.

The above-ground storage tanks at the gathering terminals are planned for the North Dakota cities of Stanley, Epping, Ramberg, Watford City, Trenton and Johnson Corner.

The Dakota Access Pipeline, by Dakota Access LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, will deliver light, sweet crude oil from the Bakken and Three Forks production areas in North Dakota to Patoka, Ill.

The Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota will cover about 350 miles and extend across seven counties, according to Dakota Access LLC. The entire pipeline will be about 1,100 miles long, the company said.

Dakota Access Pipeline will transport about 450,000 barrels of oil daily, with a capacity of more than 570,000 barrels.

The pipeline will enable shippers access to several markets, including the Midwest and East Coasts and the Golf Coast, via the Nederland, Texas, crude oil facility of Sunoco Logistics Partners, according to Dakota Access LLC.

The six North Dakota projects have an estimated cumulative value of $330 million, Matrix Service Co. said. Each working terminal will have a capacity of 300,000 to 600,000 barrels.

Construction on the gathering terminals is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

Dakota Access Pipeline is expected to generate $13.1 million in property taxes in 2017, Dakota Access LLC said. Total property taxes generated in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois are expected to be $55 million annually, the company estimated.