Northern Border Pipeline Company

Northern Border Pipeline is a 1,407-mile interstate natural gas pipeline system with a design capacity of approximately 2,400 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d).  The pipeline system extends from the Montana-Saskatchewan border near Port of Morgan, Montana, to a terminus near North Hayden, Indiana.  Northern Border is a key link in the transportation of natural gas supply from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin to a growing U.S. Midwest market.  Northern Border also transports natural gas produced in the Williston Basin of Montana and North Dakota, and the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana as well as synthetic gas produced at the Dakota Gasification plant in North Dakota.  The Northern Border Pipeline Company is a general partnership owned 50 percent by TC PipeLines, LP and 50 percent by ONEOK Partners, LP.  It is operated by a subsidiary of TransCanada Corporation.

In January 2011, TransCanada placed in service the Bison Pipeline that extends from the Powder River Basin producing region in Wyoming to an interconnection with the Northern Border system in Morton County, North Dakota.  Northern Border has secured 10-year contracts with the Bison shippers for approximately 407 (MMcf/d) of capacity from Port of Morgan, Montana to Ventura, Iowa.

Quick Asset Facts:

  • Commenced Operations:  1982
  • Originates Near: Port of Morgan, MT
  • Terminates Near: North Hayden, IN
  • Length (miles): 1,407
  • Number of Compressor Stations: 18
  • Number of Active Physical Receipt / Delivery Points:  12 / 57
  • Installed Horsepower: 517,000
  • Design Capacity (MMcf/d): 2,400

Related Information

Ownership Structure

Tuscarora Conference

TransCanada Corporation

In the field

Our general partner, TC PipeLines GP, Inc., is wholly-owned by TransCanada Corporation, one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America