MOVING AMERICA’S ENERGY
DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE
Safely operating since June of 2017, the Dakota Access Pipeline is a 1,172-mile underground 30" pipeline transporting crude oil from the Bakken/Three Forks production area in North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. It is the safest and most efficient means to transport crude oil from the geographically constrained region, providing better access to Gulf Coast and Midwest refineries and other downstream markets. By transporting oil on the Dakota Access Pipeline, the equivalent of 3,000 tanker trucks is removed from the roads every day. Similarly, the pipeline removes the equivalent of 815 rail cars that would cross through neighborhoods and over waterways every day.
The pipeline supports American oil production and provides millions in tax dollars each year that can be used to support schools, hospitals, emergency services and other ongoing needs. Between 2017 - 2020, the Dakota Access Pipeline paid more than $113 million in property taxes.
The pipeline is buried underground across four states. It does not encroach or cross any land owned by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. In fact, it transports approximately 60% of the oil produced by the MHA Nation in North Dakota.
Safety is our top priority. The Dakota Access Pipeline is one of the most technologically advanced and safest pipelines ever built. It is entirely underground and exceeds federal safety requirements.
We are committed to building and maintaining strong, positive relationships with all landowners and stakeholders. It is our intent to live up to our promises of openness, honesty and responsiveness.
Increased domestic crude oil production translates into greater energy security, lower trade deficit, and boosted economic growth. Pipelines enable the crude oil to safely reach refining and manufacturing markets where it can be used to make products that Americans use every day.