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South Dakota Pipeline Case Study

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Kris Ramstrom Mr. Averill Public Speaking 18 September 2016 North Dakota Pipeline Dear Mr. Lou Barletta, Earlier this year construction was started on an oil pipeline that would carry 400,000 barrels of oil a day from the Brakken and Three Forks region of North Dakota down to an existing pipeline in Illinois travelling through South Dakota and Iowa. It’s being built by a company called Energy Transfer Partners, and its total costs are around $3.7 million dollars. This company says that the reason for the pipeline is to lessen reliance on foreign oils, and that it is more environmentally safe than having the oil transfer by railways or by trucks. They also cite its economic benefits which include 8,000-12,000 jobs in construction and
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