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Published July 27 2012

ONEOK to spend up to $345 million on expanding natural gas processing in Bakken

BISMARCK — ONEOK Partners is planning to build a new 100 million cubic feet per day natural gas processing facility in eastern McKenzie County, the company announced this week.

The Garden Creek II plant and related infrastructure, including expansions and upgrades to existing natural gas gathering and compression, is expected to cost approximately $310 million to $345 million, according to a news release on the company’s website.

The plant is expected to be in service by summer 2014. It will be built adjacent to the partnership’s existing Garden Creek natural gas processing plant, completed in December 2011.

The new plans increase the company’s Bakken-related investments to approximately $3.6 billion to $4.2 billion for natural gas-, NGL- and crude-oil-related infrastructure projects between now and 2015, said Pierce Norton, executive vice president and chief operating officer.

“These investments will enable us to continue meeting the growing needs of Bakken producers and keep pace with increased drilling activities,” Norton said in a statement.

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