Northwest Iowa — Dakota Access Pipeline, the pipeline that carries oil from North Dakota through Lyon, Sioux and O’Brien counties as it crosses the state diagonally, has released information related to its 2018 annual property tax payments in Iowa.

DAP has paid $417,766.59 to O’Brien County. The company says in 2018, more than $18 million was paid to 18 counties across the state. Iowa is expected to receive $25 million for property taxes in 2019.

According to a press release, Dakota Access has actively supported O’Brien County since 2017, with a $20,000 donation to the local emergency management department as part of the pipeline’s effort to assist each county emergency management agency across its four-state route. The donations to emergency management departments totaled $1 million across 50 counties in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois.

The release says Dakota Access Pipeline also gave a total of $10,000 to O’Brien County’s 4H and FFA programs as part of a statewide donation program totaling $180,000 to benefit local youth as well as students across the state through conference sponsorships and curriculum support. This donation was equally divided among the 4-H and FFA programs in eighteen counties the pipeline crosses.

The other area counties that received property tax payments from Dakota Access include $427,572.72 to Lyon County, with Sioux County receiving $1,479,759.42 in property tax from the pipeline, according to Dakota Access.

Dakota Access Pipeline, which has been in service since 2017, transporting more than 520,000 barrels per day of domestically-produced crude oil was a $3.78 billion investment by Energy Transfer that created approximately 3,000 – 4,000 construction jobs in Iowa, and nine full-time employees. It also generated millions in state and local revenues during the construction phase and hundreds of millions in sales and income taxes. The pipeline will continue to have a positive economic impact on local communities as it continues to safely operate and transport America’s energy, according to the Dakota Access Release.

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