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Energy Transfer Rapped by PHMSA over ‘Probable’ Safety Violations on DAPL

Energy Transfer Rapped by PHMSA over ‘Probable’ Safety Violations on DAPL

Midstream giant Energy Transfer LP said it is continuing work to correct alleged safety violations on its Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) after federal regulators warned last week it could face fines if the issues are not resolved. Energy Transfer told NGI’s Shale Daily on Monday that the notice issued last week by the Pipeline and…

July 26, 2021
DAPL Avoids Shutdown in Latest ‘Twist’ in Oil Pipeline Litigation

DAPL Avoids Shutdown in Latest ‘Twist’ in Oil Pipeline Litigation

The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is free to keep flowing Bakken Shale oil while an environmental impact statement (EIS) is completed after a coalition of Native American Tribes failed in the first test for an injunction. U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (DC) Judge James Boasberg last year axed a key permit for…

May 24, 2021
Appeals Court Denies DAPL Rehearing Request; Opponents Still Seeking Injunction

Appeals Court Denies DAPL Rehearing Request; Opponents Still Seeking Injunction

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Friday denied Dakota Access LLC’s petition for rehearing, rebuffing efforts to restore vacated federal approval for the pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe. By denying the petition the appeals court stood by its January decision to uphold a U.S. District Court for the District of…

April 26, 2021
North Dakota, Others Defend DAPL, Cite Economic Harm of Potential Shutdown

North Dakota, Others Defend DAPL, Cite Economic Harm of Potential Shutdown

While opponents of Energy Transfer LP’s Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) have been seeking a shutdown of the line after a federal judge vacated a key permit last year, advocates of the controversial oil conduit are warning of major economic damage to stakeholders should operations cease. In a filing submitted Monday to the U.S. District Court…

April 20, 2021
Appeals Court Upholds Vacated Permit in Latest Setback for Dakota Access

Appeals Court Upholds Vacated Permit in Latest Setback for Dakota Access

In a setback for Energy Transfer LP’s Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), judges with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday upheld an earlier ruling that vacated a key federal permit issued to the controversial oil conduit. The appeals court affirmed U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg’s ruling last year that the…

January 27, 2021
Dakota Access Secures Key Regulatory Nod to Ramp Up Bakken-Fueled Oil Capacity

Dakota Access Secures Key Regulatory Nod to Ramp Up Bakken-Fueled Oil Capacity

The controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) secured the final regulatory approval needed to build a pump station and expand others in Illinois, projects that should help it nearly double oil capacity. The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) this week approved Energy Transfer LP’s plan to build a pump station in Hancock County, IL, and expand other…

October 15, 2020
Dakota Access Operations Face ‘Little Risk’ For Now as Court Ruling Not Expected Until After Election

Dakota Access Operations Face ‘Little Risk’ For Now as Court Ruling Not Expected Until After Election

Parties to ongoing litigation challenging the continued operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline LLC (DAPL) have agreed to a schedule that would see the last brief filed in mid-December, raising the prospect that a ruling in the case won’t arrive until after the election. Lawyers in the case, between the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and…

September 18, 2020
DAPL Girding for Battle as Court Seeks Formal Plans from All Sides

DAPL Girding for Battle as Court Seeks Formal Plans from All Sides

A U.S. district court has ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and tribes led by the Standing Rock Sioux to provide proposals for next steps in the ongoing litigation surrounding the oil system’s continued operation. U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg for the District of Columbia (DC) set a Tuesday…

September 8, 2020
Energy Transfer, Army Corps Argue DAPL Facing ‘Impossible’ Standards, Roadblocks for Future Infrastructure

Energy Transfer, Army Corps Argue DAPL Facing ‘Impossible’ Standards, Roadblocks for Future Infrastructure

The three-year-old Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which moves crude supply from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale, is facing pressure that puts “impossible” standards on any infrastructure development, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and sponsor Energy Transfer LP. The pipeline, completed in 2017 and carrying oil from the Bakken Shale of North Dakota since…

August 28, 2020
Dakota Access Shutdown Avoided (For Now) as Appeals Court Grants Administrative Stay

Dakota Access Shutdown Avoided (For Now) as Appeals Court Grants Administrative Stay

Crude oil can continue to flow on the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued an administrative stay of a lower court’s July 6 order vacating the pipeline’s water-crossing permits. The purpose of the stay, according to the appeals court, “is to give the court sufficient opportunity…

July 15, 2020
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