PSC schedules public hearing in Watford City for proposed gas processing plant

The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a public hearing in Watford City on Thursday, February 15, regarding a proposal for a gas processing plant in McKenzie County.

Arrow Field Services, LLC, has submitted an application for a permit to construct the Arrow Bear Den Gas Processing Plant II Project, which would have a processing capacity of 120 million cubic feet per day. The plant will produce natural gas liquids (NGLs) such as propane, butane, and natural gasoline, as well as pipeline-grade natural gas, which is a mixture of methane, ethane and carbon dioxide. Estimated cost of the project is $136 million.

The project would be located approximately 7.5 miles southeast of Watford City. The plant will be located on the same land parcel as the Arrow Bear Den Gas Processing Plant I, which is a 30 million cubic feet per day gas processing plant. The first plant was not sited by the PSC because it did not exceed the commission’s processing capacity criteria, but this new project will exceed the threshold. The two plants will operate independently of one another and this application and hearing will only pertain to Plant II. Details for the public hearing are as follows:
• When: Thursday, February 15, 2018 – 9 a.m. Central
• Where: Teddy’s Residential Suites, 113 9th Avenue SW Watford City, ND 58854

The hearing provides an opportunity for members of the public to contribute to the PSC’s official record. Any comments from members of the public must be received at the hearing to be part of the record. People with concerns, questions or support/opposition for the project are encouraged to attend the hearing and present their information. Information received after the hearing will not be part of the official record and cannot be used as a basis for the commission’s decision unless certain additional procedures are followed.

The North Dakota Public Service Commission is a constitutionally created state agency with authority to permit, site and regulate certain business activities in the state including electric and gas utilities, telecommunications companies, power plants, electric transmission lines, pipelines, railroads, grain elevators, auctioneers, commercial weighing devices, pipeline safety and coal mine reclamation.

For more information, contact the Public Service Commission at (701) 328-2400 or

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