Request would boost Dakota Access Pipeline to at least 470K barrels daily

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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A sixth pipeline company has applied for a permit to become a part of the growing Dakota Access pipeline project.

The Williston Herald reports ( ) that if it’s approved, it would add 30,000 barrels of oil to the four-state pipeline, meaning it’d be the largest in the Bakken oil formation with 470,000 to 570,000 barrels daily.


The Epping Transmission Company is proposing a $6.5 million project to connect its Epping Station and Divide Mainline Pipeline to the Dakota Access Epping Facility. A public hearing is set for Nov. 22.

Some companies have already begun construction projects to connect to the Dakota Access pipeline, which is the target of legal action by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The tribe argues the pipeline threatens water supplies and would damage sacred sites.