North Dakota tribe to supply natural gas to hydrogen plant
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Natural gas that’s being burned off and wasted as a byproduct of oil production on an American Indian reservation in North Dakota will be used as a feedstock for a proposed plant to produce carbon-free hydrogen.
Bakken Energy and Mitsubishi Power Americas announced the deal Wednesday with the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation to be the natural gas supplier for its Great Plains Hydrogen Hub in western North Dakota.
The $2 billion project was announced in June to produce clean hydrogen.
Gov. Doug Burgum has hailed the project a key part of the state’s plan to become carbon neutral by 2030.