Tioga LNG plant back on track
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Construction of Phase II of a liquefied natural gas plant is continuing after North Dakota LNG paid building permit fees to Tioga.

Last month, the Tioga City Commission issued a cease-and-desist order on construction at the plant after it learned a $39,000 building permit fee for a plant expansion had not been paid.

“They paid right away, and the cease-and-desist order was removed,” said Abby Salinas, the city's auditor.

The facility, which is located next to the Hess gas plant, converts natural gas into a liquid form for use in commercial applications.

The first phase of the plant began operations in October 2014 with a production capacity of about 10,000 gallons of LNG. The second phase, once complete, will increase that to 66,000 to 83,000 per day.

-- Tioga Tribune