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Energy Transfer says Dakota pipeline to keep running during legal challenge


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Energy Transfer said on Wednesday it will continue to operate the Dakota Access oil pipeline while it challenges a court ruling this week ordering it to shut and empty the duct, the largest line out of North Dakota’s shale basin.

“We have not yet taken any steps to begin shutting down the line,” spokeswoman Vicki Granado said. “To be clear, we have not suggested that we would defy a court order. Rather, DAPL is seeking appropriate relief from that order through the established legal process.”

A U.S. court on Monday ordered the 570,000 barrel-per-day pipeline to stop operations and empty out within 30 days, after finding fault with one of its environmental permits. A judge later denied an emergency request from Energy Transfer for the court to reconsider its ruling, court records showed on Tuesday.


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