Tulsa-based ONEOK, Inc. plans to invest $100 million to construct a 75-mile natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline lateral connecting the northern portion of the Bakken NGL Pipeline with a third-party natural gas processing plant in eastern Williams County, North Dakota, according to a company press release.
The lateral is expected to be complete in the fourth quarter of 2020. The pipeline will be supported by long-term dedicated NGL production, including a minimum volume commitment, which will provide NGLs to ONEOK’s Elk Creek Pipeline. The midstream company anticipates obtaining potential volume commitments from other area producers and processors, according to the press release.
The lateral will provide access to raw feed NGL pipeline takeaway in an area of Williams County with historically limited transportation options. It will also provide connectivity with key NGL market centers.