Skip to comments.The Dakota Access Pipeline Just Celebrated One Year Of Operation
Posted on 06/07/2018 6:50:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Last Friday the Dakota Access Pipeline celebrated one year in operation. We’re a long way from the battles between “water protectors” and police that seemed to preoccupy the media for so many months. From Forbes:
DAPL has been quietly transferring crude oil from the Bakken fields in North Dakota at a rate of over 500,000 barrels per day. That has helped bolster North Dakotas daily production numbers. According to the North Dakotas Department of Mineral Resources, North Dakota production hit 1.16 million barrels per day in March, thanks in large to part to DAPL…
The Dakota Access Pipelines safety record to date is quite impressivethe pipeline has been entirely free from significant incidents. While several minor leaks have been recorded, they were each quickly contained at the source and amounted to mere gallons, rather than barrels of volume escaping. According to available data, the pipeline lost less than 4 barrels of oil during its first six months in operation versus roughly 61.25 million barrels transported during the same period of time…
Supporters view DAPL as a modern success story. For opponents, it is a stark reminder that we live in a word that is dependent upon fossil fuels. Lowering emissions and reducing spills is a worthy goal; opposing every form of energy infrastructure is not.
While the pipeline has been doing well so far, its opponents are still facing jail time. One protester, Michael “Little Feather” Giron, was sentenced to 36 months in jail just last week over his involvement:
On Oct. 27, 2016, law enforcement officials began removing DAPL protesters who gathered at a spot on Highway 1806 south of Mandan.
Some of the protesters had erected an illegal roadblock on the road and were trespassing on private property.
At some point, a number of protesters added more barricades to the roadblock and set them on fire.
Another protester who unfurled a giant NoDAPL divestment banner at a football stadium pleaded guilty yesterday:
One of two people charged with misdemeanors for unfurling a banner from the rafters of U.S. Bank Stadium during a Minnesota Vikings game to protest the Dakota Access pipeline has pleaded guilty and has been placed on probation.
And the sentencing for the most serious crime that took place during the protests, the discharge of a handgun, will take place later this month.
Of course, the success or failure of a pipeline can’t be judged in a single year. I certainly hope the company maintaining the pipeline stays focused on safety and making sure the spills that inevitably do happen are measured in gallons instead of barrels. But as the Intercept wrote in its review of DAPL leaks: “Pipelines leak.”
Yes, and because they do there will always be some risk involved in transporting petroleum over long distances. Risk is unavoidable so long as we want to continue enjoying all the privileges that come with living in a society where energy and the products and experiences it makes possible are relatively cheap and available to everyone. But the fact remains that shipping oil by pipeline is safer than shipping by rail or truck. It’s not a perfect solution, just the best one available to us at the moment.
what???? And the world is still spinning?????
I think more damage was done to ‘the environment’ by the protesters who left their encampment a garbage-filled, filthy mess.
Definitely! They made it look like downtown LA or SF!
Trump(or Pence) photo op in N. Dakota. Birthday cake shaped like a pipeline.
I read an article that detailed the history of this issue.
1) Trucks were transporting oil across Indian land, and so the company paid a fee to the Indians for that.
2) The oil pipeline would have made it cheaper to transport the oil but...
3) The Indians wanted the company to continue to pay the same fees.
4) So the company moved the pipeline OFF of the disputed land.
5) The Indians STILL WANTED TO BE PAID for oil that was no longer crossing their land. Then...
6) The Indians proclaimed how horrible (to ‘the environment’) it would be for this pipeline (unless they got their money. I guess) so...
7) Stupid people gathered to ‘protest’, leaving a garbage dump in their wake.
Did I get that wrong?
You know, I 100% support the Indians’ Rights. They are technically a SOVEREIGN NATION within our borders, but they have some really, really, really stupid business people running things- to not take advantage of the freedoms they have because of this status.
“The Dakota Access Pipeline Just Celebrated One Year Of Operation”
It never would have happened under the floaters Clinton and Obama.
DAPL lowered the price of ND crude by 6-7 dollars per barrel.
Funny how all we saw was “The Noble Native Americans” protesting the rape of the land. Yet the facts were nowhere
to be found. MSM at it’s finest.
The above is a link to many articles on FR over the past
couple years about the Dakota Pipeline project and protest.
It was a shame the STUPID NY GOP party let those clowns into the debate with Cuomo and Palidino for governor of NY race.
It should have only been Cuomo and Palidino, who would have kicked Cuomo’s ass- but the other clowns stole the stage.
And the NY GOP is still run by the same incompetent boobs, that have been useless for decades.
And I think they’ve already picked their choice to run for governor again, without bothering to ask the people who they wanted to run on our side.
Hasn’t blown up or polluted the water. Gee!
warren buffet sheds a tear ...
A minute fluctuation in temperature would more than account for four barrels out of 61 million.
Actually the biggest violent crime committed was by a white, liberal, spoiled pampered SJW princess. She blew her arm off with a homemade propane bomb before she could use it to damage or injure others.
The best part is there is not a damn thing Tom Steyer can do about it.
Another candy ass that has no clue how to fight, It’s Astorino re dux
He’d be an improvement over their current Mayor.