Up here we all knew this. Now that the pipelines are in the cost of shipping a barrel of oil to the refineries has dropped by $17. Oil activity in the Bakken has been at a low level, but now with Buffet's profit diminished, oil activity is picking up. Of course, the pipelines are not the only reason. As soon a Trump was elected the pessimism in the patch that assumed crooked Hillary would be elected turned to optimism and even before he was sworn in new plans for the patch were underway.
BTW, we mispronounce bakken. It's Norwegian, and when an 'a' is followed by two 'k's it's pronounced as a 'u', so it should be bukk, which means hill, or ground. The final 'en' means 'the', so it means 'the hill'.