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May 21, 2014
Dalrymple: State has been ‘easy on companies’ for flaring, but adds: ‘Those days are over'
BISMARCK -- North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple made some of his strongest public comments yet to industry about flaring in a speech Wednesday at...
May 21, 2014 - 2:56pm
May 9, 2014
Flared up: Fort Berthold concerns voiced at flaring forum in Dickinson
The desire to slow down oil production, especially on the Fort Berthold Reservation, was a top demand at a flaring forum on Friday. The Bureau...
May 9, 2014 - 11:38pm
Mathern: New flaring guidelines needed
The federal Bureau of Land Management was in North Dakota this week holding a listening session with North Dakotans on what can and should be done to curtail natural gas flaring and methane emissions associated with oil and gas production on public lands in the state. North Dakota...
May 9, 2014 - 5:05pm
May 8, 2014
BLM to host forum on flaring: BLM set to give updates on practice
The Bureau of Land Management will host a fact-finding forum on flaring today in Dickinson. BLM hopes to inform its possible updating of a decades-old “notice” on flaring, spokeswoman Beverly Winston said.
May 8, 2014 - 11:39pm
May 2, 2014
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...
May 2, 2014 - 11:35pm
April 29, 2014
Other views: ND must curb flaring, an act long overdue
Back in 2011, The New York Times published a front-page story on North Dakota’s lax policies toward flaring, and the state’s reputation for prudence and good government took a hit. “All told, 30 percent of the natural gas produced in North Dakota is burned as waste,” The...
April 29, 2014 - 5:35pm
April 24, 2014
Tribes aim to cut high rate of gas flaring in half
NEW TOWN — Reducing natural gas flaring on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation has more hurdles than the rest of the state, but a tribal task force says flaring can be cut in half within five years. The reservation flares about 48 percent of its natural gas due to a lack of adequate...
April 24, 2014 - 11:18pm
April 22, 2014
ND panel takes input on measures to reduce natural gas flaring
BISMARCK — As a doctor who majored in chemistry, Lyle Best said he can’t help but wonder about the potential health effects of the plumes...
April 22, 2014 - 5:32pm
April 1, 2014
Meeting set to gather input on reducing gas flaring
BISMARCK — A special hearing is set for April 22 to provide input on reducing natural gas flaring to the Oil and Gas Division of the state Department of Mineral Resources. The input gathered at the one-day hearing, as well as through written comments that can be submitted, will...
April 1, 2014 - 7:35pm
March 28, 2014
‘Not a rubber stamp:' Taylor promises to be a voice for North Dakota farmers at Democratic convention
FARGO — Ryan Taylor promised Friday to be a voice for farmers and other North Dakotans instead of a “rubber stamp” for runaway energy development...
March 28, 2014 - 11:13pm
March 25, 2014
Cramer introduces bill to reduce flaring
Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., on Tuesday introduced the Natural Gas Gathering Enhancement Act in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a release sent by the congressman’s office. The legislation is aimed at reducing the loss of natural gas due to flaring and venting by expediting...
March 25, 2014 - 10:19pm
March 12, 2014
Hoeven introduces federal legislation to reduce flaring
WASHINGTON – Sen. John Hoeven and two senators from Wyoming introduced federal legislation Wednesday that aims to reduce natural gas flaring. The Natural Gas Gathering Enhancement Act seeks to expedite the permitting of natural gas gathering lines located on federal and Indian...
March 12, 2014 - 6:06pm
March 1, 2014
Flaring on agenda for Industrial Commission: McKenzie County mega-unit also on docket
BISMARCK — A petition to reconsider a controversial oil drilling proposal in McKenzie County will be heard on Monday by the North Dakota Industrial Commission. Fargo attorney Sean Foss argues in the petition that mineral owners were denied due process when the Industrial Commission...
March 1, 2014 - 1:13am
February 7, 2014
Can Internet solve flaring questions? Grand Forks-based research center creates website that connects flaring solutions, industry
In the fight to reduce flaring, communication may be key. So one center has made a webpage to connect companies with technologies that may help...
February 7, 2014 - 9:57pm
February 4, 2014
Other Views: North Dakota flaring initiative looks good
An initiative by the oil and gas industry to reduce natural gas flaring at well sites in North Dakota’s Bakken oil play looks very promising. Working with the state Industrial Commission, other state agencies, the Legislature, landowners and tribal interests, the industry is bringing...
February 4, 2014 - 4:22pm