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North Dakota PSC Weighing Approval of Two Gas Processing Plants

In mid-February, the ND Public Service Commission was asked to approve the expansion of two natural gas processing plants at a cost of $386 million. Both projects had previously been announced, as the state gears up for the construction of another two plants.

The commission held a public hearing Feb. 15 on the proposed Arrow Bear Den Gas Processing Plant in McKenzie County, which will add an additional 120 million cubic feet per day of processing capacity to the existing 30 Mmcf a day facility.

Located 7.5 miles east of Watford City, the plant will cost $136 million and be built by Arrow Field Services LLC.

The PSC also received a request from ONEOK Rockies Midstream to approve a $250 million expansion of its existing Bear Creek gas processing plant in Dunn County.

The existing 80 Mmcf a day gas plant was finished in 2016, and ONEOK is proposing to expand the facility to 175 Mmcf per day, and to install equipment to remove H2S and CO2 from the incoming gas.

Raw gas entering the plant will be coming in a pressure between 600 and 1100 PSIG at a temperature between 35 and 90 degrees.