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Regulations could douse North Dakota gas flares

Regulations could douse North Dakota gas flares

Vehicles burning gasoline refined from crude oil is already one of the world's biggest sources of carbon dioxide emissions, and one of the United States' largest sources of crude oil is the Bakken shale in North Dakota.

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Bakken oil production up, flaring dips

Bakken oil production up, flaring dips

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota oil production ramped up by another 36,000 barrels per day in May, pushing daily production solidly above the 1 million barrel milestone it narrowly eclipsed the previous month.

July 15, 2014 10:36 am Photos

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N.D. regulators adopt natural gas flaring rules

N.D. regulators adopt natural gas flaring rules

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota regulators have adopted the most stringent rules to date aimed at reducing the amount of natural gas that is burned off and wasted as a byproduct of the state's soaring oil production.

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Energy briefs

Industry opposes rail car rules

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About 270 wells account for 60 percent of flaring in North Dakota

About 270 wells account for 60 percent of flaring in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — A University of North Dakota researcher says that about 270 oil wells are responsible for 60 percent of all the natural gas flaring in the state.

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Natural gas is flared from an oil well

Natural gas is flared from an oil well

Natural gas is flared from an oil well near Parshall, N.D. A University of North Dakota researcher says that about 270 oil wells are responsible for 60 percent of all the natural gas flaring in the state.

April 22, 2014 4:14 pm
North Dakota oil producers announce natural gas capturing goal

North Dakota oil producers announce natural gas capturing goal

BISMARCK, N.D. — A group representing hundreds of companies working in North Dakota’s oil patch told state regulators last week that the industry plans to significantly decrease the amount of natural gas being burned off and wasted as a byproduct of oil production.

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Flaring possible as ExxonMobil Refinery restarts units

The Billings ExxonMobil refinery will be restarting some of its units following a recent power outage, a process that will result in some flaring, said Dan Carter, refinery spokesman, on Friday.

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Phillips 66 refinery back to normal after flaring

Phillips 66 refinery back to normal after flaring

The Billings Phillips 66 Refinery is back to normal operations after a problem in a compressor triggered flaring beginning Wednesday afternoon.

December 28, 2012 12:19 pm Photos

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Compressor failure leads to larger flare at Phillips 66 refinery

Compressor failure leads to larger flare at Phillips 66 refinery

A wet-gas compressor failure at the Phillips 66 Billings Refinery on the South Side is to blame for large flames shooting from the refinery's main flare stack since Wednesday.

December 27, 2012 12:40 pm Photos

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ExxonMobil reports flaring incident

Problems at a processing unit caused the ExxonMobil refinery in Lockwood to flare gases to the air last week.

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Wyoming board approves new natural gas flaring policy

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming’s top elected officials on Thursday unanimously agreed that oil and gas operators need an additional state sign-off before flaring, or burning off, natural gas vented from industry wells on state-owned land.

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Appeals court denies sulfur plant review of pollution regulations

Appeals court denies sulfur plant review of pollution regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency’s actions to develop a plan to control sulfur dioxide pollution in the Yellowstone Valley were reasonable, an appellate court has ruled.

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Wyoming regulators, industry examine gas flaring rules

CASPER, Wyo. — As operators search for oil in Wyoming's shale formations, some state officials are concerned the state might not get its share of the value of natural gas that is burned off, or flared, from new wells.

October 15, 2011 11:30 pmLoading…

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