Tag Archives: Bakken shale

Siting Permit Awarded for Dakota Access Pipeline

March 2016, Vol. 243, No. 3

The North Dakota Public Service Commission approved the siting permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline, which has been under review for over a year. The pipeline is to be built by Dakota Access LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners. The 1,134-mile, 30-inch pipeline will connect the Bakken and Three Forks production areas in North Dakota to Patoka, IL. The pipeline will transport 450,000 bopd with a capacity as high as 570,000 bopd or more – which could represent half of Bakken crude oil production. Shippers will have to access multiple markets, including Midwest and […]

Iowa Regulators Approve Bakken Pipeline Permit

March 2016, Vol. 243, No. 3

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The last state permit needed for a pipeline that will carry a half-million barrels of crude oil daily from North Dakota to Illinois was approved Thursday by Iowa utilities regulators, who also gave the Texas-based company authority to use eminent domain for land that property owners are unwilling to voluntarily provide. The Iowa Utilities Board voted unanimously to approve a hazardous pipeline permit for the Dakota Access pipeline, called Bakken pipeline because it will stretch 346 miles from Bakken oil fields in North Dakota to Illinois, crossing through 18 Iowa […]