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A flare system engineered by Steffes sits earlier this year at a well site near Dunn Center.

Steffes Corp. helping to produce efficient natural gas flares

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Whether glancing at satellite images from space or taking a leisurely nighttime drive from Dickinson to Williston, it's clear that flaring is a big part of the Bakken oil play.


A necessary byproduct of drilling for the coveted black gold within the Bakken, natural gas bubbles to the surface and is commonly burned off with flares during the oil retrieval process.

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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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