US Pipeline Developers Push Back on Trump's Call for Domestic Steel

Restriction could delay projects, drive up costs and decrease steel availability and quality, according to Energy Transfer Partners

US oil and gas pipeline developers, including the company behind the newly finished Dakota Access Pipeline, are pushing back on President Donald Trump's call for future pipelines to be built with domestic steel. Energy Transfer Partners -- a major owner of the Dakota Access pipeline that will next month carry Bakken crude from North Dakota to Illinois -- said such a requirement would have a "significant adverse impact."

"The impacts of such a restriction are expected to severely delay project schedules, drive up costs, decrease availability and lower quality," ETP said in comments filed to the Commerce Department earlier this month.

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