Dakota Access executive confirms crude already placed in pipeline
January 19, 2017
Oil is already going into the Dakota Access Pipeline even though the final portion of the controversial project remains in limbo.
In a sworn declaration filed in federal court, a top Dakota Access executive did not detail exactly where the oil has been placed. But vice president Joey Mahmoud said it was near Lake Oahe in North Dakota.
"Crude oil has been placed in a portion of the pipeline leading up to Lake Oahe in anticipation of completing the pipeline and commencing full operation," Mahmoud said.