American Midstream Partners LP (AMID) has launched a binding open season through July 17 for volume commitments from existing receipt points on its Bakken Shale system in McKenzie County, ND, to a newly constructed delivery point interconnecting into the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in Watford City, ND. AMID plans to expand the Bakken system to have the capacity to accept more than 40,000 b/d of crude oil from field receipt points and local lease tank batteries through its truck facility south of Watford City for delivery into DAPL. The new connection into DAPL is expected to enter service in August. For information contact Philip Weigand, commercial manager, at (346) 241-359 or e-mail