- Associated Press - Monday, February 19, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota Petroleum Council has reconvened a task force to look at flaring, as infrastructure has been unable to keep the pace with rising natural gas production.

Oil companies produced 2.08 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day in December. About 273 million cubic feet of natural gas was flared per day.

Council president Ron Ness says buildout of pipelines and processing plants were inhibited by low oil prices starting in 2015. But now the industry is behind as production rises, the Bismarck Tribune reported.

Wayde Schafer of the Sierra Club Dacotah Chapter says his group predicted some companies wouldn’t meet flaring targets. He hopes rules can be made stronger, including sanctions if gas capture can’t keep up.

Task force members are gathering data about anticipated production in the Bakken regions.

___

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

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide