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North Dakota Governor's Pipeline Summit

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Bismarck State College
National Energy Center of Excellence Auditorium

Bismarck, North Dakota

Learn More About North Dakota's Pipeline Potential

You're invited to join Governor Jack Dalrymple and industry leaders to learn more about the future of pipelines in North Dakota. The North Dakota Governor's Pipeline Summit will take place the morning of Thursday, June 14 at the National Energy Center of Excellence, located at 1500 E. Edwards Avenue on the Bismarck State College campus.

Pipeline industry leaders will be on hand to talk about their potential investments in building the state's pipeline infrastructure to help reduce impacts in North Dakota's oil country. Pipelines provide great opportunity for helping to:

  • reduce impacts to roads and highways,
  • increase safety both on roads and product handling, and
  • provide reliable and efficient routes to key market destinations.

There is no cost to attend the summit. If you plan to attend, please take a moment to pre-register now. On-site registration the day of the event will also be available.

For those unable to participate in person, the summit will be available via video stream at www.governor.nd.gov.

Tentative Agenda – June 14, 2012

9:00 - Welcome

Emcee - Al Anderson, North Dakota Department of Commerce

  • Governor Jack Dalrymple
  • Congressional delegation invited to attend.


9:20 - North Dakota – The Current Landscape

  • Justin Kringstad, North Dakota Pipeline Authority

9:30 - Industry Panel – Proposed Pipeline Opportunities

  • Bridger/Belle Fourche Pipelines – Tad True, Vice President
  • Enbridge – Vern Yu, Vice President Business Development and Asset Management
  • Plains All American Pipeline – James Pinchback, Managing Director, Pipeline Commercial Operations
  • Saddle Butte Pipeline – David Lytle, Senior Vice President, Business Development
  • TransCanada - Alex Pourbaix, President, Energy and Oil Pipelines
  • Alliance Pipeline - Mike McGonagill, Sr. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • ONEOK – Mick Urban, Governmental Affairs – West Region
  • WBI Energy – Barry Haugen, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

11:30 - Importance of Right-of-Way

  • Gene Veeder, McKenzie County Job Development Authority
  • Niles Huschka, Kadrmas Lee Jackson

11:45 Closing Remarks

  • Governor Jack Dalrymple

12:00 - Media availability immediately following Governor's address


600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0001
Phone: 701.328.2200 Fax: 701.328.2205