U.S. court orders Dakota Access oil pipeline to be shut, emptied

U.S. court orders Dakota Access oil pipeline to be shut, emptied

U.S. court orders Dakota Access oil pipeline to be shut, emptiedA U.S. District Court on Monday ordered Energy Transfer LP to shut and empty the largest pipeline from the North Dakota shale oil fields within 30 days, in a big win for the Native American tribes who have fought the line's route across a crucial water supply. Energy Transfer's 570,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Dakota Access oil pipeline (DAPL) is a vital artery to transport oil out of North Dakota's Bakken shale basin to the Midwest and Gulf Coast refineries.