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ND regulators approve use of production curtailments to curb flaring

July 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Oil companies burning off more than a billion cubic feet of natural gas every day in North Dakota could face production restrictions if they fail to meet goals adopted by state regulators Tuesday as part of a multipronged effort to curb …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dalrymple: State has been ‘easy on companies’ for flaring, but adds: ‘Those days are over’

May 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple made some of his strongest public comments yet to industry about flaring in a speech Wednesday at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference.

Regulators and industry are using the conference — which is o…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND panel takes input on measures to reduce natural gas flaring

April 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — As a doctor who majored in chemistry, Lyle Best said he can’t help but wonder about the potential health effects of the plumes of flame and large clouds of black smoke that frequently belch from two oil well flares about 200 yards upwi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Meeting set to gather input on reducing gas flaring

April 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — A special hearing is set for April 22 to provide input on reducing natural gas flaring to the Oil and Gas Division of the state Department of Mineral Resources.

The input gathered at the one-day hearing, as well as through written com…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Meeting set to gather input on reducing gas flaring

April 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — A special hearing is set for April 22 to provide input on reducing natural gas flaring to the Oil and Gas Division of the state Department of Mineral Resources.

The input gathered at the one-day hearing, as well as through written com…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Cramer introduces bill to reduce flaring

March 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., on Tuesday introduced the Natural Gas Gathering Enhancement Act in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a release sent by the congressman’s office.
The legislation is aimed at reducing the loss of natural gas …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Hoeven introduces federal legislation to reduce flaring

March 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON – Sen. John Hoeven and two senators from Wyoming introduced federal legislation Wednesday that aims to reduce natural gas flaring.

The Natural Gas Gathering Enhancement Act seeks to expedite the permitting of natural gas gathering lin…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Hoeven introduces federal legislation to reduce flaring

March 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON – Sen. John Hoeven and two senators from Wyoming introduced federal legislation Wednesday that aims to reduce natural gas flaring.

The Natural Gas Gathering Enhancement Act seeks to expedite the permitting of natural gas gathering lin…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Can Internet solve flaring questions? Grand Forks-based research center creates website that connects flaring solutions, industry

February 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

In the fight to reduce flaring, communication may be key.
So one center has made a webpage to connect companies with technologies that may help reduce flaring with industry. The Grand Forks-based Energy and Environmental Research Center created the …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Other Views: North Dakota flaring initiative looks good

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

An initiative by the oil and gas industry to reduce natural gas flaring at well sites in North Dakota’s Bakken oil play looks very promising. Working with the state Industrial Commission, other state agencies, the Legislature, landowners and tribal…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com