Natural gas liquids (NGL) production from the Bakken has increased from only 20 Mb/d two years ago to almost 50 Mb/d today. And that is with nearly one-third of the natural gas in the region being flared and no outlet for ethane. For years gathering, processing and pipeline constraints have held back production growth. But that’s all changing. ONEOK has completed their NGL pipeline and plant expansion project and more outlets are on the way. Production could rise to more than 300 Mb/d by 2018. In today’s blog, we examine the Bakken NGL situation.