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November 15, 2013
Flaring task force making progress
The North Dakota Petroleum Council's task force on flaring has been talking regularly and has identified some of the challenges it hopes to address, a member of the group said Friday. “We sort of scoped the issue, identified where the problems or opportunities might lie,”...
November 15, 2013 - 4:22pm
November 11, 2013
Telling secrets to stop burning natural gas in U.S. fracking boom
By Ernest Scheyder Reuters NEW YORK — The North American energy industry’s reputation for ironclad secrecy is starting to crack as...
November 11, 2013 - 4:53pm
November 1, 2013
'Dozens' show interest in flaring class-action suit
Lawyers have heard from “dozens” of western North Dakota mineral rights and landowners interested in joining a class-action suit against...
November 1, 2013 - 8:02pm
October 29, 2013
Governor says new pipeline should help reduce flaring
BISMARCK – A natural gas pipeline recently built in western North Dakota is a “significant” piece in the effort to reduce flaring in the...
October 29, 2013 - 11:39am
October 23, 2013
Industrial Commission looking for 'big things' from flaring task force
BISMARCK -- Members of the state's Industrial Commission on Tuesday told oil industry officials studying ways to reduce natural gas flaring that bigger ideas are needed to curb the practice. The North Dakota Petroleum Council's Flaring Task Force, which was announced last week, is...
October 23, 2013 - 12:00am
October 16, 2013
Lawsuits filed against oil companies for flaring natural gas
WILLISTON - North Dakota mineral owners filed lawsuits today against 10 oil and gas companies seeking damages for natural gas that was flared. "The lawsuits seek to force operators to comply with state law and pay royalties to mineral owners on the value of flared gas, and by so...
October 16, 2013 - 3:29pm
White House: 500-plus drilling permits on hold
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Bureau of Land Management's North Dakota office is sitting on more than 500 oil and gas drilling permit applications, the White House told Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's office this week. The BLM, which processes permits to drill on federal land, has furloughed more...
October 16, 2013 - 12:00am
October 12, 2013
Oil PR: Cleaning up the industry's bad reputation
Tessa Sandstrom says the best part of her job is being a part of history. As a spokeswoman for the North Dakota Petroleum Council, she has fielded calls from media in France, Switzerland, Germany, Japan and elsewhere. "It's amazing to think that ...
October 12, 2013 - 12:00am
September 25, 2013
Power company plan could speed Bakken pipeline progress
BISMARCK -- A Duluth, Minn., energy company announced today it plans to create an energy corridor that could efficiently transport oil and natural gas produced in North Dakota and reduce natural gas flaring. ALLETE, an energy company that has a 465-mile electrical transmission line...
September 25, 2013 - 12:27pm
September 20, 2013
Industrial Commission sets goals to reduce natural gas flaring
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Industrial Commission adopted three broad goals Thursday to reduce the amount of natural gas that is burned away at oil wells around the Oil Patch. The goals are to reduce the volume of gas that is flared, the number of wells flaring and how long the...
September 20, 2013 - 12:00am
September 14, 2013
ND gets to work on new flaring law
North Dakota is in the process of implementing and enforcing a new law that incentivizes well operators to flare less gas. The Industrial Commission's...
September 14, 2013 - 12:00am
Oil production surges, but so does flaring
WILLISTON -- North Dakota oil production saw a 6.4 percent jump in July, but the percentage of natural gas that was flared also grew because...
September 14, 2013 - 12:00am
September 11, 2013
Kelsh: Take natural gas collection seriously
In 1972, we were made starkly aware that energy was very precious. In fact, the question was often asked, "Are we about to run out of oil?" Then...
September 11, 2013 - 12:00am
August 22, 2013
ND wants 'a better plan' on flaring natural gas
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...
August 22, 2013 - 12:00am
July 29, 2013
Report: Bakken flaring burns more than $100M a month
NEW YORK -- Oil drillers in North Dakota's Bakken shale fields are allowing nearly a third of the natural gas they drill to burn off into the air, with a value of more than $100 million per month, according to a study to be released on Monday. Remote well locations, combined with...
July 29, 2013 - 10:47am