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DAPL to launch soon?

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Crude oil may be flowing through the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) in March 2017, as construction is currently ahead of schedule.

Operator Energy Transfer Partners said that the last section of the pipeline – laying the pipe under the Missouri River reservoir – is almost complete and will be ready to install soon.

In a report ordered by the US District Court, Company Attorney William Scherman, stated: “DAPL reports that the pilot hole is complete. The company is currently reaming the hole – i.e., making it larger in order to accept the pipe. As of now, DAPL estimates and targets that the pipeline will be complete and ready to flow oil anywhere between the week of 6 March 2017 and 1 April 2017.”

The pipeline was granted permission for the final stretch of work under Trump’s administration. However, protestors and Native American tribes are currently fighting the project in court.

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