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An aerial image shows a natural gas flare after sunset outside of Williston on March 12. Oil drillers in North Dakota's Bakken shale fields are losing out on more than $100 million per month in lost revenue as the amount of natural gas flared continues to balloon, despite near-universal efforts to curb the controversial practice, according to a study released July 29.

ND wants 'a better plan' on flaring natural gas

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BISMARCK -- North Dakota's top oil regulator said Wednesday about 1,500 oil wells around the Oil Patch are flaring natural gas and not connected to a pipeline.

Of those, he said upwards of 450 are in such remote locations, it's unlikely they will ever get connected.

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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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