• 5 minutes 'No - Deal Brexit' vs 'Operation Fear' Globalist Pushback ... Impact to World Economies and Oil
  • 8 minutes China has *Already* Lost the Trade War. Meantime, the U.S. Might Sanction China’s Largest Oil Company
  • 12 minutes Will Uncle Sam Step Up and Cut Production
  • 3 hours China has invested btw $30 - $40 Billon in Canadian Oil Sands. Trump should put 10% tariffs on all Chinese oil exported into or thru U.S. in which Chinese companies have invested .
  • 18 mins Tit For Tat: China Strikes Back In Trade Dispute With U.S. With New Tariffs
  • 13 hours Iran Is Winning Big In The Middle East
  • 2 hours Trump vs. Xi Trade Battle, Running Commentary from Conservative Tree House
  • 8 mins It's Not the Job of the Government to Dictate Where Businesses Should Go
  • 11 hours Strong, the Strongest: Audi To Join Mercedes, BMW Development Alliance
  • 14 hours IS ANOTHER MIDDLE EAST WAR REQUIRED TO BOLSTER THE OIL PRICE
  • 1 day Trump cancels Denmark visit amid spat over sale of Greenland
  • 15 hours Not The Onion: Vivienne Westwood Says Greta Thunberg Should Run the World
  • 23 hours OPEC will consider all options. What options do they have ?
  • 12 hours Wonders of US Shale: US Shale Benefits: The U.S. leads global petroleum and natural gas production with record growth in 2018
  • 7 hours Recession Jitters Are Rising. Is There Reason To Worry?
  • 13 hours Philadelphia Energy Solutions seeks to permanently shut oil refinery - sources
Alt Text

Saudis Scramble To Arrest Oil Price Slide

Saudi Arabia has approached other…

Alt Text

Tanker Turmoil And Drone Attacks Barely Move Oil

This weekend’s drone attacks on…

Irina Slav

Irina Slav

Irina is a writer for Oilprice.com with over a decade of experience writing on the oil and gas industry.

More Info

Premium Content

Dakota Access Pipeline Loaded And Ready For Business

The Dakota Access pipeline is ready to start shipping crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken play south to Illinois, project operator Energy Transfer Partners said in a regulatory filing yesterday. The company said that it had put crude in a reservoir under the Missouri River, and that full-scale flow will begin soon. The reservoir is in the section of the pipeline under Lake Oahe that sparked protests from local Native American tribes and environmentalists.

The news comes a couple of days after media reported that the FBI is investigating a case of vandalism of the pipeline. According to the reports, the Dakota Access was vandalized at two locations in Sioux County, Iowa. The perpetrators had reportedly tried to burn holes in some sections of the pipeline where it is above ground, at valve sights. Energy Transfer Partners said that attacks have been carried out in South Dakota, too, which was later confirmed by local authorities.

More such acts are a possibility since the protesters failed to put a stop to the pipeline despite the protests, which lasted for months, and despite challenging the project in court. Arguments such as the pipeline would threaten local communities’ drinking water and affect religious practices by desecrating holy grounds and, again, the lake’s water, failed to convince judges. Related: Pro-Extension Voices In OPEC Become Louder

Environmental reviews concluded that the pipeline will be safe, while Energy Transfer Partners itself noted that there are already several pipelines passing through Lake Oahe, all of them older and potentially more dangerous. After President Trump signed an executive order for the project to continue, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers last month granted the last permit that Energy Transfer needed to proceed with the contested section of the pipeline.

Yet opponents are not giving up. The Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes and their supporters are still determined to continue the legal battle against the Dakota Access project.

By Irina Slav for Oilprice.com

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:




Download The Free Oilprice App Today

Back to homepage


Leave a comment

Leave a comment




Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News
Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play