An Oklahoma energy company says it plans to build another factory in western North Dakota capable of processing 200 million cubic feet of natural gas daily.
Tulsa-based Oneok Inc. and Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced the more than $605 million project on Wednesday. The company says the Demicks Lake factory in northeast McKenzie County is expected to be completed in 2016.
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The factory would be the seventh the company is operating or building in North Dakota. Oneok says the factory will bring its total investment in North Dakota to about $4 billion.
About a third of the state's natural gas is burned off in a process called flaring and wasted due to lack of infrastructure.
Dalrymple and Oneok officials say the new plant will help curb flaring in the state.