Full Title: Dakota Access Pipeline: Siting Controversy
Author(s): Paul W. Parfomak
Publisher(s): Congressional Research Service
Publication Date: 06/2017

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Description (excerpt):
Recent growth of domestic crude oil production has resulted in an unprecedented expansion of the United States’ oil
pipeline network. One major oil pipeline recently constructed is the Dakota Access Pipeline, a 30-inch diameter, 1,172-
mile project that carries crude oil produced in northwest North Dakota to southern Illinois (Figure 1). The Dakota
Access Pipeline’s maximum capacity is 570,000 barrels per day.