North Dakota PSC approves gas pipeline

Construction of a 124 km long natural gas pipeline has been approved in McKenzie County, North Dakota.

The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) approved a permit for ONEOK to construct the pipeline, which will run from the company’s Demicks Lake Natural Gas Processing Plant in McKenzie County and extend to the southwest ending in Richland County, Montana.

The US$125 million 20 inch (508 mm) steel pipeline will carry Y-grade natural gas liquids – a mixture of ethane, propane, butanes, iso-butane mix, pentanes and neutral gasoline – and will have the capacity to carry up to 40,000 barrels per day.

PSC Commissioner Julie Fedorchak said the project would attempt to minimise the impact to landowners and the environment by co-locating the line in an existing pipeline corridor for the majority of the alignment.

“This is vital new infrastructure to help reduce flaring by capturing, processing and safely transporting the vast and valuable energy products being produced in the Bakken,” she said.

For more information visit the ONEOK website.  

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