Dakota Access Connection Enables American Midstream to Expand in Bakken

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American Midstream Partners has entered into a connection agreement with Dakota Access Pipeline, the 1,172-mile 30-inch pipeline that extends from the partnership’s Bakken formation production area in North Dakota to Patoka, IL.

The DAPL interconnect will tie into the partnership’s Bakken crude oil gathering system, which includes interstate pipelines with capacity to transport up to 40,000 bpd of crude oil. American Midstream’s Bakken crude oil gathering system has crude oil trucking capabilities located near Watford City, ND, providing alternative market and off-take capabilities.

American Midstream recently added hydrogen sulfide treating to its Bakken system, enabling customers to achieve pipeline specifications for crude oil delivery. Leveraging off the recent additions to the system and the new connection to DAPL, American Midstream will be able to transport an incremental 20,000 bpd to market.

“This new interconnect with DAPL is a continuation of our strategy to optimize the long-term value of our assets by providing producers a suite of services that include gathering and processing with strong market connectivity via multiple pipeline takeaway points,” said Lynn L. Bourdon, president and CEO.

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