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Published December 30, 2009, 12:28 PM

ND Natural Gas Pipeline Nears Completion

A mid-January completion date is slated for a $45 million pipeline that will feed North Dakota natural gas into an existing line that moves the gas to Chicago.

A mid-January completion date is slated for a $45 million pipeline that will feed North Dakota natural gas into an existing line that moves the gas to Chicago.

Justin Kringstad, director of the North Dakota Pipeline Authority, says the Prairie Rose Pipeline will transport some natural gas that is now being flared at oil wells.

Pecan Pipeline North Dakota Inc., a subsidiary of EOG Resources Inc. of Houston, will transport natural gas about 75 miles from Palermo to Towner. It will hook up with Alliance Pipeline Ltd.'s pipeline.

EOG spokeswoman Elizabeth Ivers says the 12-inch Prairie Rose Pipeline initially will transport about 40 million cubic feet of natural gas from North Dakota's oil patch. She says the capacity will double by the end of 2010.

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