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Natural gas liquids pipeline approved in McKenzie County

BISMARCK – North Dakota regulators approved a siting permit Wednesday for a natural gas liquids pipeline in McKenzie County.

ONEOK Bakken Pipeline LLC plans to install and operate the 4-mile-long, 8-inch-diameter pipeline and associated facilities at an estimated cost of $6 million.

The pipeline will carry a mixture of ethane, propane and other NGLs produced at ONEOK’s Lonesome Creek natural gas processing plant. The 200-million-cubic-foot-per-day plant near Watford City is expected to come online in December, and the pipeline will connect it with ONEOK’s Garden Creek Pipeline southwest of Arnegard, according to a news release from the PSC.

Commission Chairman Julie Fedorchak called it “another small but valuable piece of infrastructure to support the capture and processing of gas and the use of this valuable energy resource.”

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