The North Dakota Public Service Commission has approved a siting permit for the Wild Basin Gas Plant six miles northeast of Watford City in McKenzie County.
Oasis Midstream Services LLC operates their current Wild Basin Gas Plant and Crude Handling Facility which is now able to process 80 million standard cubic feet per day of gas and stabilize up to 60,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Oasis sought a permit to increase the capacity of the facility to process 280 million standard cubic feet per day of gas, stabilize up to 80,000 barrels of crude oil per day and add an additional 150,000 barrel crude oil storage tank. The expansion brings the facility above the threshold requiring Public Service Commission siting approval.
“This gas is a by-product of the oil industry. It will either be wasted by flaring it into the atmosphere or it will be processed into a usable, value-added product,” said Commission Chairman Randy Christmann. “This processing plant is one of the biggest steps ever taken in North Dakota to decrease flaring and increase revenues for mineral owners, producers and taxing authorities.”
Estimated cost of the entire expansion project is $150 million.