North Dakota Energy Spotlight – Natural Gas Processing
• In 2011 North Dakota produced and processed enough natural gas to heat 2,000,000 American homes.
• North Dakota currently has 16 natural gas plants operated by various companies.
• A challenge of the petroleum industry is capturing the natural gas co-produced with oil production. One-third of the natural gas
produced in North Dakota is currently burned off, or “flared.” According to the ND Department of Mineral Resources, private industry has pledged to invest more than $3 billion dollars in additional natural gas gathering and processing infrastructure to reduce flaring.
North Dakota Natural Gas Processing Plants
2011 Capacity in
Million Cubic Feet Per Day (mmcfd)
|Bear Paw/OneOK||Stateline I||Williams||online with 100 mmcfd in 2012|
|Bear Paw/OneOK||Stateline II||Williams||online with 100 mmcfd in 2012|
|Aux Sable*||Stanley||Mountrail||converted to gas conditioning|
|Summit Resources||Knutson||Billings||gas separation unit|
|Plains||Ross||Mountrail||online with 50-75 mmcfd in 2013|
|True Oil||Red Wing Creek||McKenzie||4|
|Whiting Oil & Gas||Ray||Williams||10|
|XTO – Nesson||Ray||Williams||10|
|Whiting Oil & Gas||Belfield||Stark||30|
|Petro Hunt||Little Knife||Billings||32|
|Saddle Butte||Watford City||McKenzie||45|
|Hiland Partners||Watford City||McKenzie||50|
|Whiting Oil & Gas||Robinson Lake||Mountrail||90|
|Bear Paw/OneOK||Garden Creek||McKenzie||100|
|Hess||Tioga||Williams||120 (increasing to 250 mmcfd in 2012)|
*Aux Sable facility has capacity to transport and process up to 110 mmcfd of North Dakota natural gas at its Chicago facility.
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You may be interested in:
North Dakota Pipeline Authority
North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, Oil & Gas Division