BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s oil industry is coming in even lower than the targets set by new rules that require reducing the amount of natural gas burned off as a byproduct of oil production, the state’s top energy regulator said Friday.
CASPER, Wyo. — Robin Aquilia began feeling a dull pressure between her eyes this summer, about the time flickering flares from oil rigs, new wells and a nearby gas plant appeared on the horizon near her home northeast of Cheyenne.
CASPER, Wyo. — Converse County recently rejected Chesapeake Energy’s bid to earn a tax exemption for pollution controls on its flaring equipment in a move that state and local officials say could set an important precedent for Wyoming’s growing oil fields.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Billings Phillips 66 Refinery is back to normal operations after a problem in a compressor triggered flaring beginning Wednesday afternoon.
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.
Problems at a processing unit caused the ExxonMobil refinery in Lockwood to flare gases to the air last week.
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.
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.
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.