Discussions are underway about having the Northern Border natural gas pipeline carry only North Dakota-produced gas.
Right now, the pipeline carries some Canadian gas.
But it's not that way.
"If we're going to take over 100 percent of the capacity of the Northern Border pipeline, and make it a North Dakota natural gas export pipeline, we're going to have to de-ethanize our gas," said North Dakota Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms.
That would mean taking the "ethane" out of the gas.