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PSC hearing planned for gas plant near Watford City

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WATFORD CITY — The North Dakota Public Service Commission will hold a public hearing next week about a proposed natural gas processing plant that would be built about 13 miles southwest of Watford City.

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The hearing on a proposal from ONEOK Rockies Midstream is at 10 a.m. June 18 at Teddy’s Residential Suites, 113 9th Ave. S.E., Watford City.

ONEOK proposes to construct the Lonesome Creek Gas Processing Plant, with the capacity to process up to 200 million cubic feet of natural gas per day. Once processed, natural gas liquids, containing products such as propane, butane and natural gasoline, will be transferred to on-site storage tanks prior to being sold to a pipeline. Residue gas, primarily methane and ethane, will be transferred to the Northern Border Pipeline.

The company proposes to start construction by July 1 and have the plant operational by the end of 2015 at a cost of about $280 million. The plant will occupy about half of a 160-acre plot.

During the hearing, the PSC will hear from the company and then take comments from the public. Comments from the public must be received at the hearing to be part of the official record.

For more information, contact the PSC at 701-328-2400 or www.psc.nd.gov.

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