Proposed Energy Transfer pipeline for Iowa surprises environmental groups

|About: Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP)|By:, SA News Editor

Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) is seeking to build an 1,100-mile pipeline to transport Bakken crude oil from North Dakota diagonally through Iowa en route to Patoka, Ill.

The project still faces approval from Iowa regulators and from regulatory agencies in other states, but Iowa environmental groups say they were caught off guard by plans for the project.

The 320K bbl/day pipeline is scheduled to begin operations by the end of 2016.