- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - State regulators are giving an oil company some temporary relief from North Dakota’s gas flaring rate requirements.

XTO Energy argued it had nowhere to take gas from 143 oil wells in Dunn and McKenzie counties because gas-processing company OneOK couldn’t secure an easement agreement from the Three Affiliated Tribes and build a 20-mile pipeline expansion.

The Bismarck Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1Ddkbu6 that the state Industrial Commission on Tuesday granted six-month exemptions for 89 of the wells.

XTO has been complying with the state flaring rules by restricting production or by installing gas units at individual wells.

XTO is a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corp.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com

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