Dakota Access Pipeline today released information related to its 2018 annual property tax payments in Iowa, with $1.4 million paid to Buena Vista County.
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. These revenues help fund roads, schools, libraries, law enforcement agencies, and community programs.
Dakota Access has actively supported Buena Vista 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.
Dakota Access Pipeline also gave a total of $10,000 to Buena Vista 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.
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.