February 2021, Vol. 248, No. 2


Bakken Facing Challenges in Coming Year

P&GJ Staff Report  Going forward, the Bakken Shale region should continue to provide good opportunities for midstream companies in 2021, though it will face challenges recovering in the wake of the pandemic.  As second-largest field in the United States, Bakken producers continue to deal with pressure to delay bringing back much of the 500,000 bpd of their curbed output, following a court ruling in July that jeopardizes the operation of Energy Transfer’s Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which ships most of the region’s oil. DAPL links Bakken producers to Midwest and Gulf of Mexico customers, have accounted for 40% to of the shipping to those regions.   Crude

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