Alta Mesa Idaho's natural gas dehydration plant near New Plymouth, Idaho, a part of the only oil and gas producer in the state’s $150 million of infrastructure in the state.
Alta Mesa Idaho's natural gas dehydration plant near New Plymouth, Idaho, a part of the only oil and gas producer in the state’s $150 million of infrastructure in the state. Kyle Green kgreen@idahostatesman.com
Alta Mesa Idaho's natural gas dehydration plant near New Plymouth, Idaho, a part of the only oil and gas producer in the state’s $150 million of infrastructure in the state. Kyle Green kgreen@idahostatesman.com
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