Decision time in S.D. on huge Bakken pipeline

Published: November 30, 2015

oil-train-railWILLISTON, S.D. – South Dakota regulators are poised to make a decision this week on the Dakota Access Pipeline while North Dakota officials wait for the company to provide more information.

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission expects to vote Monday on the state’s portion of the 1,134-mile pipeline that would carry Bakken crude from North Dakota to Patoka, Ill.

The commission can grant a permit for the South Dakota portion of the route, deny the permit or grant a permit with conditions, said Chairman Chris Nelson. A final order from the South Dakota regulators is due Dec. 15.

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