October 16, 2019 | Blog

ND’s Bakken Region is Rich with Energy Resources

The Grand Forks Herald Editorial Board published a guest column touting the economic benefits received from energy resources in the Bakken region. After the Dakota Access Pipeline began operating, it was capable of carrying 470,000 barrels of oil daily. The Board noted this influx of oil created savings of about $7.50 per barrel which led […]

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October 14, 2019 | Blog

Dakota Access Pipeline Optimization Key to Transporting Bakken Oil

Over the course of the next two months regulators in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Illinois will hear from Energy Transfer representatives, unions, and community members on the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) Optimization plan. The plan, submitted by DAPL owner Energy Transfer, intends to double the throughput of DAPL to 1.1 million barrels a […]

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October 11, 2019 | Press Releases

GAIN Coalition Statement on U.S. Army Corps Response to DAPL Challenge

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week asked a D.C. federal judge to grant summary judgement in the Standing Rock Sioux and three other tribes’ challenge to the Dakota Access Pipeline, arguing it sufficiently consulted the tribes and performed the environmental review that the court demanded, Law360 reports. Despite DAPL’s safe operation for more […]

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October 8, 2019 | Blog

Eliminate barriers to energy development in Texas

The Texas Tribune’s TribTalk published an opinion editorial by former chairman of the Texas House Energy Resources Committee Jim Keffer where he discusses the importance of investing in energy infrastructure and eliminating “senseless barriers to energy pipeline development.”  In his experience in the Texas Legislature, Keffer made it a priority to promote energy independence through […]

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October 2, 2019 | Blog

PHMSA Issues Improved Pipeline Safety Rules

Last week U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced the issuance of major updates to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) pipeline safety rules applicable to the more than half million miles of gas pipelines in the United States. These rules follow Congressional mandates from the Pipeline Safety Act of 2011, to which […]

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