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Company announces new Powder River gas pipeline

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A company says work on a new 108-mile natural gas pipeline in the Powder River Basin will begin in January.

Meritage Midstream Services announced Thursday that the new line will connect the 50 Buttes natural gas processing complex outside Gillette with the Phillips 66 Powder River line near Douglas.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1HksFTl) that the project comes in response to increasing oil production in the region. Natural gas is a byproduct oil production, but infrastructure capable of capturing that gas is presently lacking in the area.

Meritage Midstream CEO Steve Huckaby says his company is pleased the pipeline will provide producers in the Powder River Basin with rapid access to market and improved netbacks.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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