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Dakota Access Pipeline Project

June 21, 2016

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The Dakota Access Pipeline Project is a new project that will connect Bakken and the Three Forks production areas in North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. The pipeline will also run through South Dakota and Iowa in order to connect the areas.

Earlier this month, Iowa regulators authorized construction in the fourth and final state needed to ship Bakken crude to markets along the East and Gulf coasts.

According to, the pipeline will be about 1,168-miles and 30-inches in diameter and will transport 450,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

This project is projected to create between 8,000 and 12,000 construction jobs and 40 permanent operating jobs. Welders, heavy construction workers, mechanics, pipefitters and many other professionals and skills will be needed to complete this project. It’s not a small investment for the United States as it is projected to cost about $3.7 billion dollars.

Things to Know About the Dakota Access Pipeline Project

  • North Dakota Bakken has had an increase in the production of crude oil, from 309,000 barrels a day in 2010 to one-million barrels a day in 2014.
  • Dakota Access, LLC is part of Energy Transfer Partners.
  • Safety is a top priority for Dakota Access and Energy Transfer Partners. Their goal is to meet or exceed all Federal and safety requirements.
  • American-made products will be used whenever possible as part of the project.
  • The construction contractors for the project are Michels Corporation and Precision Pipeline, LLC. In a press release from Dakota Access, LLC, it states that they’ll sign up to five union contractors as well.

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