PSC to consider natural gas processing plant expansion

Feb 15, 2018

Public Service Commissioners Brian Kroshus (i); Chairman Randy Christmann; and Julie Fedorchak.
Credit Prairie Public file

An Oklahoma-based natural gas processing company is proposing  a major expansion of one of its western North Dakota plants.

OneOK wants to increase the capacity of its Bear Creek plant in Dunn County. If the project gets Public Service Commission approval, it would go from 80 million cubic feet of gas per day to 175 million cubic feet of gas per day.

"It's obviously a response to the increase in natural gas production in the Bakken," said Commissioner Julie Fedorchak. "Companies are trying to move quickly to respond to that added gas production."

A hearing on the expansion will be held in Killdeer March 21st.