A large gas gathering plant north of Watford City that was scrapped in 2015 is being brought back to handle surplus flaring in the Bakken oil field. ONEOK announced their plan to get the Demicks Lake plant up and running by late 2019 to assist in the processing of large amounts of natural gas being produced in the area.
The plant would be the fifth project announced recently to help alleviate surplus flaring across the Bakken. The cost of the project is expected to exceed $400 million.
The company also announced in January their plan to build the $1.4 billion Elk Creek Pipeline. The line would transport 240,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids (NGLs) from the Bakken to a processing center in Kansas.