PSC holds hearing on plant expansion

BISMARCK The North Dakota Public Service Commission will hold a public hearing April 10 on the proposed expansion of the Robinson Lake Gas Plant, located about eight miles northeast of New Town.

The hearing begins at 10 a.m. in the Mountrail County South Complex Building in Stanley.

The Robinson Lake Gas Plant, owned by Whiting Oil and Gas Corp., was originally constructed in 2007 to process gas from oil production. Since being placed into service, the plant has been modified and redesigned to meet increased regional demand for gas processing of wellhead gas produced by Whiting Oil production, as well as third-party entities active in that area. The proposed expansion puts that plant above the 100 million cubic feet per day production level that requires a formal siting under state law, but it will occur entirely within the existing fence line of the plant. The site is about 23 acres.

Construction of the plant expansion would include the modification and/or installation of underground piping, above ground piping and compression.

Any comments from members of the public must be received at the hearing to be part of the PSC’s official record. The hearing schedule provides for the company to present its case and answer questions from commissioners, followed by comments from the public.