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Tower natural gas processing plant gets green-light

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Construction of the $715-million Tower natural gas processing plant, which would be south of Fort St. John, has received the go-ahead from the Cutbank Ridge partnership formed by Encana and Mitsubishi.

According to the BOE Report, Calgary-based Veresen says the Tower complex will be able to process 200 million cubic feet per day of natural gas.

The Tower complex  includes a processing plant as well as storage and other facilities.

The decision to build the Tower complex follows the announcement of a $860-million natural gas plant near Dawson Creek, for Cutbank Ridge.

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This plant is expected to process 400 million cubic feet per day of natural gas.

Both processing plants are expected to start operating in 2017, and would handle natural gas from the Montney Formation.

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