Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access Pipeline project is dedicated to partnering with the communities along the route and throughout the states in which we operate. We will use local labor where possible in construction of the pipeline, providing economic activity in the short-term, generating considerable tax revenue, and directly reducing this nation’s need for oil imported from sometimes unfriendly foreign nations. And we are also committed to doing right by those landowners along the route.


Based upon the large, skilled workforce in the region, Dakota Access has committed to utilize local Union labor resources exclusively to construct and eventually run the pipeline. The local, qualified workforce will help ensure the pipeline’s completed with a high quality craftsmanship and long-standing quality. The project will create about 12,000 jobs across the pipeline route.


Energy Transfer looks at this pipeline construction as a long-term partnership with each and every landowner, working together to develop easement agreements that meet each landowner’s individual needs. Each plot of land is unique and Energy Transfer will treat this natural resource with the utmost concern.

Our effort is to minimize disruptions, leaving the land with no long-term footprint and keeping the region’s critical agricultural economy vibrant and booming. As a result, Energy Transfer will work with individual landowners to restore the land. If crops, drainage tiles, or anything else is damaged in the construction process, we will repair, replace, or compensate the landowners for the damage. We are working with Key Agricultural Services and Duraroot – independent sources of agricultural expertise charged with monitoring, advising, and auditing acquisition, construction, and reclamation processes – to preemptively mitigate any risks and restore the land to full operating capacity.