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Dakota Access Pipeline Receives Permit Approval

Indian Country Today, July 28, 2016

The Dakota Access Pipeline, a $3.4 billion, 1,172-mile-long pipeline project proposed by Energy Transfer Partners, has received approval from the Army Corps of Engineers to begin construction, despite opposition from several indian tribes and environmental groups. The 30-inch diameter pipeline will connect the rapidly expanding Bakken and Three Forks production areas in North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. It will transport approximately 450,000 barrels per day with a capacity as high as 570,000 barrels per day or more – which could represent approximately half of Bakken current daily crude oil production.

 

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