$150M natural gas processing plant planned in North Dakota

January 25, 2018

A $150 million natural gas processing plant is planned in western North Dakota, bringing to four the number of projects proposed to capture more of the record volume of gas that is coming as a byproduct of the state's oil production.

New York-based Hess Midstream Partners LP and Houston-based Targa Resources Inc. announced the Little Missouri Four gas plant Thursday, two days after Republican Gov. Doug Burgum called for more gas-gathering and processing facilities to help control the amount of natural gas that's being burned off at well sites and wasted.

North Dakota's gas-gathering and processing capability is 2.1 billion cubic feet (0.06 billion cubic meters) daily. In November, the latest figures available, the industry was right at that ceiling — with a record 2.09 billion cubic feet (0.06 billion cubic meters) of natural gas produced daily.

The Little Missouri Four gas plant is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year and will process 200 million cubic feet daily at an existing facility owned by Targa, the companies said in a statement. An additional $100 million for new pipeline infrastructure to gather gas for the processing plant is planned, they said.

A permit application had not...

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