Dakota Access Pipeline now has 100% voluntary landowner compliance

The Argus Leader is reporting that the Dakota Access Pipeline has voluntary agreements with 100% of the landowners along the route, meaning there’s little left to stand in it’s way of improving our nation’s energy infrastructure, as well as freeing up rail cars for use by agriculture, once it is completed:

Six months after the project was approved by the Public Utilities Commission, Dakota Access LLC has inked its last voluntary easements with landowners along the 272 miles of South Dakota land it needs to build its underground pipeline.

The company announced this week that 100 percent of the landowners in both North and South Dakota had signed easements without a legal fight. In Illinois, the voluntary easement figure is 98 percent. In Iowa, it’s 87 percent.

With construction permits from all four states, the project awaits final approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, after which an anticipated 4,000 contractors can begin the work of burying 1,168 miles of pipe.

Once completed, the Dakota Access pipeline will move 400,000 barrels of Bakken oil patch crude from western North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois, where it can then be shipped to Texas for refining.

Read it here.

10 thoughts on “Dakota Access Pipeline now has 100% voluntary landowner compliance

  1. grudznick

    This is good news, and I expect The Borehole will obtain eager landowners willing to have a narrow entrance to the bowels of Spink County dug in their field despite what some of the tin foil hats over at Mr. H’s blog think.

    1. Anonymous

      Well the tin foil hats are showing up on our side as well…and I must say this is interesting and starting to see a pattern….start in 2010. Take a look for yourself. 90 billion up for grabs to solve this crisis…..mmmm could be a lot of money in this for NE Dakota……

      1. crossgrain

        A two year old article? Good thing oil prices are the same now as they were then! Oh, wait…

      2. bret clanton

        PP want to buy some cows from me? I will have them priced at what they were in 2014….

    1. Pat Powers Post author

      The point is that Ag products and oil compete for the same trains.

      You’re falsely trying to kick the can down the road and claim we can ignore it because it isn’t a problem… today.

      Supply and demand for both can change on a dime. Ag isn’t going to compete with a static pipeline.

      1. Anonymous

        Poor Patty P! Can’t handle being called out for referencing a two year old article and deletes the comment. You’re a big girl. Bwahaha!

  2. Troy Jones

    Pat,

    It is even bigger than that. Inefficient, unreliable, and expensive transportation adversely impacts the economy, the creation of good jobs especially in manufacturing, and adds to inflation. All of which most adversely impacts the poor.