25 Astonishing Dakota Access Pipeline Facts You Might Want To Know

Posted by on December 6, 2016

The controversial Dakota Access Pipeline continues to make headlines all over the United States, so we decided to compile a post with some facts that will help you to understand the controversy behind this oil pipeline project. With the incoming changes from the new presidential administration, the chances of the pipeline getting approved are quite high, so it is important to know what this project is about and what impacts on US citizens, environment, and economy it might have. Learn more about the Dakota Access Pipeline with these 25 Astonishing Dakota Access Pipeline Facts You Might Want To Know.


The Dakota Access Pipeline (also known as the Bakken Pipeline) is a 1,172-mile-long (1,886 km) underground crude oil pipeline project in the United States planned by Dakota Access, LLC, a subsidiary of the Dallas corporation Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.

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The pipeline would run from the Northwestern North Dakota Bakken formation and Three Forks hydrofracturing sites starting in Stanley, North Dakota and travel in a southeastward direction through South Dakota and Iowa to end at the oil tank farm near Patoka, Illinois.

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Worth $3.7 billion, the Dakota Access Pipeline project is due for delivery on January 1, 2017.

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The diameter of the pipeline is 30 in (76 cm), which is wide enough to transport up to 570,000 barrels of crude oil every day.

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The company (Dakota Access, LLC) estimated the project will create up to 40 permanent jobs and 8,200-12,000 temporary jobs.

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