Hess Midstream to expand North Dakota gas processing capacity

Hess Midstream Partners LP is expanding natural gas processing capacity at its 250-MMcfd Tioga gas plant in North Dakota, north of the Missouri River.

Hess Midstream Partners LP is expanding natural gas processing capacity at its 250-MMcfd Tioga gas plant in North Dakota, north of the Missouri River.

The planned 150-MMcfd expansion will add residue and y-grade liquids processing capacity to the existing full-fractionation and ethane-extraction capability of the current plant, Hess Midstream said.

The expansion—for which product takeaway has been secured and which will raise total gas processing capacity at Tioga to 400 MMcfd—is scheduled to enter service in mid-2021 at a total cost of about $150 million.

Following completion of its 100-MMcfd Little Missouri 4 gas processing plant in McKenzie County, ND—a joint venture with Targa Resources Corp.—scheduled for some time in third-quarter 2019 and the Tioga expansion, Hess Midstream said it will have 500 MMcfd of net gas processing capacity in the Bakken region.

The Tioga expansion comes amid continued Bakken growth from Hess and third parties that has created additional demand for processing capacity north of the Missouri River, said John Gatling, Hess Midstream’s chief operating officer.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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