North Dakota Charging Higher Third-Party Oversight Fee

It will cost contractors more to build the Dakota Access Pipeline.

North Dakota is charging an additional $100,000 for third–party oversight.

PSC Chairwoman Julie Fedorchak says the goal is to “hold the company responsible for high standards.”

Energy Transfer Partners wants to build the $3.8 billion, 1,130–mile pipeline to move crude from North Dakota to Illinois.

The North Dakota portion is the longest leg of the pipeline.

The PSC has approved the permit.