Construction on the 1,150-mile, $3.8-billion pipeline has already begun in Illinois, North Dakota and South Dakota. It will carry oil from northwest North Dakota to a tank storage facility in south-central Illinois.
500,000 miles of pipelines crisscross the United States. That may seem like a lot of pipeline capacity, but we actually need more. A lot more - and not just pipelines, but energy infrastructure investment across the board, including storage, processing, rail and maritime development.