BISMARCK - The North Dakota Public Service Commission will hold a public hearing April 10 regarding a proposed expansion of a natural gas plant near New Town.

Whiting Oil and Gas Corp. proposes expanding its Robinson Lake Gas Plant, about eight miles northeast of New Town, to meet the growing demand for natural gas processing in the region. The plant, constructed in 2007, has been modified and redesigned to process gas produced by Whiting and other companies in the region.

Whiting proposes to expand the plant’s capacity above 100 million cubic feet per day, which is a threshold that requires Public Service Commission siting. The proposed expansion would occur within the fenced boundaries of the current facility.

The hearing is at 10 a.m. April 10 at the Mountrail County South Complex, 8103 61st St. N.W., Stanley.