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FNS Photo by Eric Hylden John Harju, shown is this undated photo, is the associate director for research at UND’s Energy and Environmental Research Center.

Natural gas could be a help instead of a waste


WILLISTON — Natural gas that is flared today could one day be used to extract more oil from the Bakken.

The Energy and Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota is in the early stages of studying enhanced oil recovery using natural gas.

“We’re actually very encouraged about this at this point,” said John Harju, associate director for research. “We do know that several companies are at least studying this.”

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at adalrymple@forumcomm.com or (701) 580-6890.