It’s the first of its kind for North Dakota.
North Dakota LNG is building a liquefied natural gas processing plant in Tioga. The company says the first phase will be on-line this summer, producing 10,000 gallons per day of LNG. Then, in 2015, another 66,000 gallons per day will be added.
Company CEO Pat Hughes says initially, the LNG will be used specifically by the oil industry.
"One is to supplement the use of diesel fuel on drill rigs," said Hughes. "The second is to use LNG in the fracking process."