Iowa farmers wary of proposed crude oil pipeline

Iowa farmers wary of proposed crude oil pipelineWorkers line up pipe while drilling for oil in the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, N.D. In April 2013, the U.S. Geological Survey released a study estimating the Bakken formation and surrounding oil fields could yield up to 7.4 billion barrels of oil, doubling the estimate of 2008. If the Energy Transfer Partners plan is approved, the company’s pipeline could begin transporting Bakken crude oil by late 2016.

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