Hess starting up North Dakota nat gas plant, may boost Bakken output

|About: Hess Corporation (HES)|By:, SA News Editor

Hess (HES +0.6%) says it will begin selling natural gas from its Tioga, N. D., plant this month, firing up the station weeks after severe weather delayed its expansion.

The Tioga upgrade includes additions to ethane recovery, full fractionation and sales of natural gas liquids.

The plant will be able to process 250M cf/day when it starts operating, nearly twice as much as its initial design; it had been shut since late last year as Hess worked on the expansion.