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A multi-million dollar facility will set up near Weyburn to help deliver natural gas to residents of the province.

SaskEnergy subsidiary Bayhurst Energy Services Corporation announced earlier in the week a joint venture with Mistral Midstream out of Calgary to build a facility to extract ethane and other hydro carbons from natural gas being transported on SaskEnergy's gas system.

The 72.5 million dollar facility will be located near Viewfield, Saskatchewan, southeast of Weyburn. The facility, known as a straddle plant, will remove natural gas liquids from natural gas so it can be delivered to homes and businesses in Saskatchewan.

Construction on the facility will begin in 2014 and the plant is expected to be operational in early 2015.

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