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Dakota Access Pipeline 99% Complete

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Energy Transfer Partners LP said on Thursday that 99 percent of its controversial Dakota Access Pipeline is complete after receiving all federal authorizations necessary earlier this month.

The crude pipeline will begin or continue line fill in late March or early April, according to executives on its fourth-quarter earnings call. It will then begin “demand charges” on subscribed volumes by June 1.

Native Americans and environmental activists have said the multibillion-dollar pipeline threatens the water resources and sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, but President Donald Trump has quickly pushed for the completion of the pipeline since taking office last month.

The pipeline will carry Bakken crude from North Dakota through the Midwest, and then be transported through a connecting pipe into the U.S. Gulf Coast.

The company added that it had not yet launched its next open season for additional shippers, but expects to do so in the next 30 to 60 days. It said it remains in dialogue with potential shippers currently.

Meanwhile, Energy Transfer added that work on the 24-inch (61-cm) segment on the Bayou Bridge pipeline project from Lake Charles to St. James in Louisiana is ahead of schedule and expects to start deliveries in the fourth quarter.


20 Comments on "Dakota Access Pipeline 99% Complete"

  1. Midnight Oil on Fri, 24th Feb 2017 7:04 am 

    Dang, those Pesky savages stopping Manifest Destiny! After all the Great White Fatherin Washington has done for them! Ungrateful heathens and best send First Lady Melania to teach them the Our Father…
    That will set their spirit right
    Now what did Dr James Hansen predict about our climate system if that pipeline gets complete?
    Those damn liberal, leftist scientists fudging those data numbers with their world government agenda and grubbing grant seeking fingers.
    Yes, eeryone, just being sarcastic

  2. Davy on Fri, 24th Feb 2017 7:18 am 

    Yea, sarcasm and irony are replete. These savages, scientists and liberal leftist that drive cars and eat products from distant lands whining about a pipeline. Protestors driving a cumulative of many thousands of miles to complain about climate change but not their contribution. How about those Indians who are gaming the system for more funds by deceptively claiming environmental dangers as they live their lives of environmental destructiveness. Native Americans don’t live like their grandfathers anymore. I agree NA need much more compensation for having a continent stolen from them by the white European devils yet, don’t give in and play the devils game. Just come out and say we want more money because you have continually screwed us now for 200 years.

  3. Hubert on Fri, 24th Feb 2017 7:26 am

  4. Midnight Oil on Fri, 24th Feb 2017 7:27 am 

    That a boy Davy…pile it on high and DEEP…
    Yes Sir, you are 100% right on Davey!
    Full SPEED ahead and hope you and your righteous rationalization sits well in that toxic sludge wasteland in Alberta the size of Florida. After all, we need to protect our “principles”. Ideas are important…not reality.

  5. Davy on Fri, 24th Feb 2017 7:50 am 

    We can do it together MO because you are as much a righteous sarcastic asshole as I am. Maybe that is why we like each other so much. Smootch>

  6. Midnight Oil on Fri, 24th Feb 2017 8:09 am 

    Think it’s much SAFER here on the comment board and act out BS verbalizations here until
    The SHTF…right now the smell is making me heave.
    Let’s dish out criticism to anyone that is not 100% perfect in our eyes.
    Like Jesus Christ set the human race on the right path!
    Whatever gets you through the Day, Davy.

  7. Davy on Fri, 24th Feb 2017 8:18 am 

    What’s da mater midnight is your sphincter to your dumbass puckering? You are precisely the type I aim my verbalizations at because you represent someone lying to themselves in self-righteous pompousness. I love when asswipes that throw rocks say “stop or I will throw rocks”. LOL. What gets me through the day is trolling a troll like you.

  8. Midnight Oil on Fri, 24th Feb 2017 8:32 am 

    You sound like an an ex girlfriend I once dumped Sweetie

  9. Davy on Fri, 24th Feb 2017 8:44 am 

    After you got anal syphilis?

  10. Midnight Oil on Fri, 24th Feb 2017 8:48 am 

    Davy, don’t kiss and tell, Sweetie
    I told you to wear protection!

  11. farmlad on Fri, 24th Feb 2017 8:52 am 

    Don’t support pipelines? Then shut off the two that come into your house. And order the company to remove their crappy/dangerous pipe/cable from your property and threaten to sue for noncompliance. There; that should teach them.

  12. rockman on Fri, 24th Feb 2017 9:00 am 

    MO – “Now what did Dr James Hansen predict about our climate system if that pipeline gets complete?” Apparently Jimbo isn’t aware that the oil that will be flowing thru the DAPL has already been burned for years. The only difference will be a decreased risk of pollution/deaths from train accidents. Trains that have been hauling the Bakken oil due to a lack of regional pipeline capacity. IOW the EXISTING 8 PIPELINES that the DAPL will parallel under the reservoir. Yes: the DAPL has numerous ADDITIONAL water crossings that would not have been needed had the Keystone XL border crossing permit been approved by President Obama.

    What??? As explained before the great irony: had the northern section of Keystone XL been completed the DAPL would not have been built. The DAPL essentially parallels the 600,000 bopd Keystone (not the XL one) in the Dakotas. The KXL line (which will get the border crossing permit now) would have taken oil going down the Keystone pipeline freeing capacity for Bakken oil and thus eliminate the need for the DAPL.

    In fairness the DAPL should have been named the POPL…President Obama Pipe Line. LOL. Yes: the great “success” of environmentalists by pushing the POTUS to not approve the KXL: the KXL still gets approved and an additional (and now unnecessary) pipeline gets built thru the “sacred lands” in the Dakotas. The investors in the DAPL (who will earn hundreds of $millions in revenue) extend their most sincere thanks to GreenPeace. LOL.

  13. Cloggie on Fri, 24th Feb 2017 10:13 am 

    “99% complete”

    That’s the standard phrase in IT-circles if the customer is pressing for results.

  14. Sissyfuss on Fri, 24th Feb 2017 10:23 am 

    White man, 3 bilion 2 hundred thousand and 16.
    Indians, zero.u

  15. Midnight Oil on Fri, 24th Feb 2017 12:27 pm 

    For those that need to understand what the XL Pipeline means to the climatic system

    Dr James Hansen…You are Welcome Fellas!
    Now Dave, no need for Gay bashing

  16. Rockman on Fri, 24th Feb 2017 1:51 pm 

    MO – Thanks for the link. It perfectly proves my point that Dr. Hansen appears to not have a clue about the actual production and TRANSPORTATION of neither the oil sands nor Bakken oil. Both have been produced without the KXL and DAPL. And would continue to be if neither pipeline were built.

    Not saying Dr. Hansen isn’t correct about climate change. But this IS NOT the thread for discussing his view. Trying to hijack the thread only weakens that argument IMHO.

  17. BobInget on Fri, 24th Feb 2017 3:03 pm 

    1,100 miles of 30″ pipe holds about 570,000 barrels
    of oil. Just filling this line will add (or subtract) from storage depending on one’s outlook. In either case
    not a single ‘new’ barrel will be created or consumed.

  18. Cloggie on Fri, 24th Feb 2017 3:06 pm 

    I am sure Chief Seattle will manage to block the missing 1% of the pipeline with his SUV.

  19. Midnight Oil on Fri, 24th Feb 2017 6:40 pm 

    Rockman, are you listening to the same video clip I posted? Sounds like you have some agenda on your mind.
    Dr Hansen plainly stated that thr Tar Sands in Alberta must stay where they are, along with other unconventional fossil fuels.
    He also recognized we are at peak oil.
    Now, he plainly stated the C02 stored in those would create an unlivable planet for human civilization. So, by investing scarce resource allocation (ie Money) we are screwing the young.
    Clearly you don’t have a clue about Climate Science…maybe in transportation.

  20. Nony on Sat, 25th Feb 2017 12:58 pm 

    Pipelines enable cheaper transport. Cheaper transport means a higher wellhead price. Right now the marginal barrel in the Bakken and in the tar sands is on rail. Having surplus pipeline capacity will drop the cost of the marginal (last) barrel by $15 in Fort McMurry and by $8 in Williston. That translates into a higher wellhead price (for the marginal barrel).

    Dr. Hansen is right to realize that pipelines enable production. Transport matters. What would be the cost if they had to truck it! Also the people who want the pipes are correct, that it will enable production.

    Rockman has been wrong about a lot of things. I would listen to Rockdoc instead.

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