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Regulators Pass Order to Reduce Flaring

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North Dakota regulators have passed an order that aims to reduce the flaring of natural gas, and pose production curtailment if companies don't comply.

In a unanimous decision the Industrial Commission approved a policy that would reduce the amount of gas flared in the Bakken and Three Forks formations.

Part of the plan requires companies to submit a gas capture plan when applying for a drilling permit. The plan mandates companies to meet with midstream companies that transport natural gas.

"Production is on the increase but through the adoption of the gas capture targets with the help of the commission we won't just see the percentage go down, but we'll see volume decrease as well," says Lynn Helms of the Department of Mineral Resources.

The goal from the plan is to capture 76 percent of the gas being flared by Oct. 1.


 
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