How important are Pipelines in America? Very, there is no question pipelines are important for the American economy and help propel growth in the oil industry.
17 billion barrels of oil have flowed through the 800-mile TAPS pipeline.
There is no credible way to transport oil and natural gas without pipelines
If you had to pick a time and place where energy production in the United States really gained momentum, you could do worse than 42 years ago in Valdez, Alaska. It was there, on June 20, 1977, following completion of the 800-mile TAPS pipeline, that the first oil arrived from Prudhoe Bay on Alaska’s North Slope.
Since then, more than 17 billion barrels of oil have flowed through the pipeline and loaded on about 22,000 tankers. The United States has now undergone an energy transformation from a nation of energy dependence and scarcity to one of energy security and abundance.- read more @ thehill.com
Texas is also another State seeing growth in Oil exploration activity because local and state politicians have a pro-business and pro-growth agenda. The $1.75 billion pipelines that will pump up to 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas a day to the Coastal Bend from the energy-rich Permian Basin is running ahead of schedule and could be operational by mid-September, project developer says.
North Dakota is another State seeing gains in oil output because of pipeline infrastructure. The 1,172-mile pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois, Dakota Access LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer, notified North Dakota’s Public Service Commission seeks to double the amount of crude oil it can ship through the Dakota Access pipeline to 1.1 million barrels per day.