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Koch Pipeline Company has scrapped its plans to build a 250,000 bpd pipeline to move North Dakota Bakken crude to Illinois, a spokesperson has confirmed.

Jake Reint, Koch Pipeline spokesman said, “The project is no longer being pursued.”

Reint did not comment on why Koch canceled the project.

In the summer of 2013,  Koch planned to launch a 45-day, non-binding option to gauge shipper interest.

Koch is the second major Bakken pipeline project to be canceled after lackluster shipper interest prompted OKEOK Partners to abandon plans to build a 200,000 bpd pipeline to move Bakken oil to Cushing, Oklahoma in November 2012.