Runaway teen Medina found, police say; Swindle still missing

Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement
Natural gas is flared into the atmosphere Friday north of South Heart. The oil industry has invested more than $3 billion to develop infrastructure to capture the gas in North Dakota.

To capture a commodity; oil industry spends billions to capture natural gas

Email

In one of the largest efforts to capture a valuable commodity in the state, the oil industry is spending more than $3 billion in North Dakota to secure natural gas, officials said Friday.

"This is an unprecedented effort by the industry to capture this gas," said Ron Ness, North Dakota Petroleum Council president.

The Bakken's potential production area is almost 15,000 square miles, Ness said. Infrastructure for capturing oil has not been built in the oilfield.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? https://secure.forumcomm.com/?publisher_ID=40&event=subscriber/lookup.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at subscriberservices@forumcomm.com and we can help you.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement