A recent US appeals court judge’s order to shut the 570,000 b/d Dakota Access oil pipeline for a year starting next month could result in extended curtailments of shut-in wells in the North Dakota/Montana play, analysts said July 7. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now A lack of adequate pipeline takeaway, combined with the need to scramble other modes of oil transportation, most likely rail car availability and crews, may result in keeping Bakken wells idled in May and June due to depressed oil demand and low crude prices from the coronavirus pandemic, hibernating a little longer, investment bank UBS analyst Shneur Gershuni said in an investor note. “Shutting down the DAPL pipeline … […]