Cenex Pipeline Replacement

CHS is continually working to improve its ability to serve its cooperative owners. To ensure a reliable supply of gasoline and diesel fuel for our farmer-owners and customers and for continued safety, Cenex Pipeline LLC. Plans to replace the 8-inch segment of line from Sidney, Mont., to Minot, N.D., with a state-of-the-art 10-inch pipeline. 

CHS has also made the important decision to re-route the pipeline between Sidney, Mont., and Minot, N.D. The new route was chosen in order to minimize the amount of construction taking place in sensitive areas, while also avoiding difficult river crossings and numerous other engineering and land-use challenges. The existing route of this pipeline runs from Sidney, Mont. near the North Dakota / Montana boarder to Minot, N.D., primarily on private land. The new 10-inch line will follow a new route for the majority of the 182 miles and will utilize existing easements for the rest of its length. 

CHS recently finished contacting landowners and conducting environmental resource surveys. Our next step is to work with tribal leadership, state and federal agencies to complete the approval and permitting process.

Construction is tentatively planned for Fall 2017 and will last approximately 18 months.

In 2015, CHS and the CHS Foundation invested $15.5 million to develop the next generation of agricultural leaders, improve agricultural safety and enhance rural vitality. To learn more, click here.