The Four Bears Pipeline is expected to remove the need for more than 300 truck trips down Highway 85 and Highway 22, which translates into 30,000 miles per day off these congested corridors. It now delivers crude oil to the Butte pipeline at Baker, Mont., and the Bakken Oil Express rail terminal near Dickinson. In the future, Four Bears will deliver oil to the Belle Fourche pipeline and the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, which, once constructed, will have the capacity to deliver 830,000 b/d, including 100,000 b/d from the Bakken region.
The Four Bears Pipeline is operated by Bridger Pipeline, LLC. Bridger and Belle Fourche pipelines are a part of the True companies of Casper, Wyo., operating more than 3,400 miles of pipeline systems in western North Dakota, eastern Montana and Wyoming.