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Natural gas flaring in North Dakota has declined sharply since 2014

natural gas flaring in North dakota

The volume of North Dakota’s natural gas production that is flared has fallen sharply in both absolute and percentage terms since 2014. In March 2016, 10 percent of North Dakota’s total natural gas production was flared, less than one-third of the January 2014 flaring rate, which was at 36 percent. Flaring rates and volumes have significantly decreased as North Dakota’s ...

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North Dakota set to extend deadline for gas flaring rules

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota is poised to give the energy industry up to two extra years to curb the amount of natural gas burned off at oil wells, a move that would ease worries pipeline construction delays make it impossible to meet aggressive flaring standards. Governor Jack Dalrymple and the two other members of the North Dakota Industrial Commission ...

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Bakken flaring up in July

While North Dakota oil production dipped slightly during the month of July, the volume of flared gas jumped, reports the Bismarck Tribune. During a monthly media briefing on state oil and gas production, North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms reported that in terms of percentage of gas flared, July saw flaring rates of 20 percent compared to ...

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Letter to the editor: The North Dakota flaring conundrum

Flaring is a challenge in North Dakota. Bakken oil and gas production surged faster than pipelines and plants could be built. While trucks were an easy solution for oil, gas requires massive infrastructure. As a result, flaring increased and concerned many, including industry leaders. To answer the challenge, they proposed achievable goals based on expected investments in infrastructure, construction timetables ...

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ND regulator: Industry unlikely to meet flaring target

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s oil industry likely won’t meet a Jan. 1 target set by new self-imposed rules that require reducing the amount of natural gas burned off as a byproduct of oil production, the state’s top energy regulator said Wednesday. Problems with federal permits, land access permission for planned pipelines, stalled processing plants and increased natural gas production ...

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No bust for the Bakken, state revenue to take a hit

According to North Dakota lead oil regulator, the current oil drilling slowdown is far from being a bust, reports the Forum News Service. North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms did say, however, that the decline in oil prices will put stress on state revenue for the next couple years and could prevent the state from reaching its ...

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NDIC aims for consistency with Bakken flaring exemptions

A second operator in the Bakken was granted a flaring exemption today due to a pipeline that Oneok was unable to complete due to right-of-way constraints. The North Dakota Industrial Commission voted unanimously to “stay consistent” and allow Oxy USA to avoid penalties due to its flared gas on wells affected by Oneok’s cancelled gas pipeline project on the Fort ...

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