Safety & Benefits

The Sacagawea Pipeline Will Move The
Equivalent Of Up To 500 Truck Loads Per Day

trucksThe Sacagawea pipeline will move in excess of 100,000 barrels of oil per day, which is the equivalent of 500 truckloads each day. This cuts down on traffic, wear and tear on the infrastructure, and improves the quality of life for the citizens of North Dakota.

North Dakota Trucking
& Traffic Statistics

  • Deteriorating roads are expensive and dangerous
  • From 2013-15 North Dakota will spend 2.3 billion dollars for roadway improvements to rebuild and address growing transportation demands
  • 2011 traffic fatalities up 41 percent - largest increase in the US
  • Trucks have over 30x the incident rate of pipelines per billion-ton miles
  • 2,000 truck trips required to complete one well
  • 6,000 trucking companies operating in North Dakota
  • According to industry stats, the average Bakken well, if not connected to pipe, requires nine trucks per day to transport crude, gas and water from well
  • Illegal dumping of salt and drilling water a growing problem
  • Growing litter problem along North Dakota roads
  • Traffic increase causing major congestion, especially in oil towns forcing ND to build additional bypasses
  • Trucks are weather restricted and less efficient then pipe

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