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Proposed gas plant could reduce flaring in Bakken oil patch

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) – A proposed gas plant could help reduce wasteful flaring in the northern region of the Bakken oil patch.

Outrigger Energy, of Denver, wants to build a plant in Williams County capable of processing up to 450 million cubic feet of gas per day.

CEO Dave Keanini says crude oil prices surpassing $50 per barrel have attracted the company to oil drilling in the Bakken.

The Outrigger processing plant is the sixth facility of its kind in the works in North Dakota.

Officials hope the investments will significantly curb the amount of excess gas that is flared in the state.

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