The developers of the Dakota Access Pipeline are taking the next step in expanding the pipeline’s capacity.
The current capacity is 500,000 barrels of oil a day.
Energy Transfer Partners has now applied to the North Dakota Public Service Commission to site a new pumping station in Emmons County, west of Linton.
"It will consist of five 6,000 horsepower electric motors and pumps," said Commissioner Julie Fedorchak. "It will allow for pipeline transportation of up to 1.1 million barrels of crude oil per day.