Dakota Access said shutting the line would cost companies and state economies billions of dollars and result in the loss of thousands of jobs.
Energy Transfer told customers in an email that it has not taken any steps to begin winding down flows on the Dakota Access oil pipeline and said it believed the judge who ordered the shutdown over-reached his authority.
Midstream provider provides update on Bakken operations.
Dakota Access, controlled by Energy Transfer, filed a motion to stay a ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on July 6 to stop operations and empty DAPL pending an environmental review.
A day after Dominion and Duke canceled the Atlantic Coast Pipeline as litigation mounted, the industry again finds itself confounded by permitting issues.
U.S. rig count down from previous week while crude futures jump 200% over the past 10 weeks.
DAPL is the largest oil pipeline running out of North Dakota’s Bakken shale basin and Native American tribes and environmental groups have long protested the line's construction.
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