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Natural Gas Flaring Lawsuits
October 30, 2013 | New York Times

“Roughly 1,500 fires burn above western North Dakota because of the deliberate burning of natural gas by companies rushing to drill for oil without having sufficient pipelines to transport their production.”

Related: Natural Gas Flaring from Space


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Reducing Natural Gas Flaring in the Bakken
August 13, 2013 | InForum.com
Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior, recently visited North Dakota. Part of her purpose there was to learn about natural gas flaring. About $3.6 million in natural gas is wasted through flaring in North Dakota every day. Related: Global view of natural gas flaring.

An Effort to Curb Flaring in the Bakken?
February 9, 2014 | New York Times
An effort to curb natural gas flaring at Bakken Shale oil wells could result in a 40% increase in North Dakota natural gas output by the end of 2015. Related: A collection of NASA satellite images that show natural gas being flaring at locations all over the world.

Tax Breaks to Stop Natural Gas Flaring?
July 3, 2013 | Fuel Fix
Drillers in North Dakota can now qualify for special tax breaks if they use natural gas as a fuel instead of flaring. NASA recently published an image demonstrating that flaring natural gas in North Dakota can be seen from space.


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