PSC to hold hearing on NGL transmission line proposal

WILLISTON – The North Dakota Public Service Commission will hold a public hearing in Williston on March 6, regarding a proposal to convert an existing natural gas gathering pipeline into a natural gas liquids transmission pipeline. The approximately 45-mile long, 12-inch diameter existing pipeline is located in McKenzie and Williams Counties.

ONEOK Rockies Midstream, LLC, has submitted an application to convert an existing gathering pipeline and a portion of another gathering pipeline into a transmission line that would be known as the 12-inch Cherry Creek Lateral Pipeline Conversion. The pipeline would have the capability of transporting 50,000 barrels per day of Y-grade NGLs (a mixture of ethane, propane, butanes, iso-butane mix, pentanes and natural gasoline). Estimated cost of the project is $1.8 million.

The pipeline originates at ONEOK’s Lonesome Creek Plant and ends at ONEOK’s Stateline Plant, where it will deliver into the Bakken Pipeline.

The hearing begins at 9 a.m. in the Ernie French Center, NDSU Williston Research Extension Center.