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As the issue of reducing natural gas flaring at oil well sites in western North Dakota has become a hot topic of late, one major hauler of Bakken crude is looking at the possibility of using natural gas for fuel.

Railroad giant BNSF -- which has a large presence in North Dakota -- announced this week that it will "begin testing a small number of locomotives using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as an alternative fuel" in an experimental pilot program later this year.

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Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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