Governance

Paul Sukut

Paul Sukut

Chief executive officer and general manager

Employed with Basin Electric since 1983; experience in the energy industry since 1979; B.A. business administration and political science, Jamestown (ND) College, M.S. accounting and tax, University of North Dakota; Certified Public Accountant.

Dave Sauer

Dave Sauer

Chief operating officer and senior vice president, Dakota Gasification Company

Employed with Basin Electric since 1989; former manager of Great Plains Synfuels Plant; bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, North Dakota State University, Fargo. A for-profit subsidiary of Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Dakota Gasification Company (Dakota Gas) owns and operates the Great Plains Synfuels Plant (Synfuels Plant) near Beulah, ND. The Synfuels Plant gasifies lignite coal to produce pipeline quality synthetic gas. Dakota Gas has one for-profit subsidiary, Souris Valley Pipeline LTD, which delivers a daily average of more than 152 MMSCF of CO2 to two Canadian oil fields for enhanced oil recovery and sequestration. 

Steve Liebelt

Steve Liebelt

Vice president of Marketing and Sales, Dakota Gas

Plant management

Plant manager
Dale Johnson
Email: dalej@bepc.com 
Phone: 701-873-2100

Tours and plant site information
Joan Dietz, Communications
Email: jdietz@bepc.com 
Phone:
701-557-5070
701-873-2100

Health, Safety and Environmental
Joe Lancaster
Email: jlancaster@bepc.com 
Phone: 701-873-6441

Human Resources
Erica Petrowitz
Email: epetrowitz@bepc.com 
Phone: 701-873-2100

Board of directors

Dakota Gasification Company directors meet each month in conjunction with parent company and other subsidiary meetings at Basin Electric Headquarters in Bismarck, ND. Dakota Gas internal directors also serve as directors on the parent company board with the exception of two external directors: Jim Geringer and Alan Klein.

Chairman
Don Applegate

Vice chairman
Charlie Gilbert

Treasurer
Allen Thiessen

Directors
Kermit Pearson
Gary Drost

External directors
Jim Geringer
Alan Klein

Contact us

Dakota Gasification Company
1717 East Interstate Avenue
Bismarck ND 58503 USA
Phone: 701-223-0441
Fax: 701-557-5336

Great Plains Synfuels Plant
420 County Road 26
Beulah, ND 58523
Phone: 701-873-2100
Fax: 701-873-6404

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