Full Title: Flaring Up: North Dakota Natural Gas Flaring More Than Doubles in Two Years
Author(s): Ryan Salmon and Andrew Logan
Publisher(s): Ceres
Publication Date: 7/2013


Description (excerpt):

The tremendous growth of unconventional oil production in North Dakota has also led to a rapid rise in the production of associated natural gas. However, state authorities report that a large percentage of this gas does not ultimately go to market. Nearly 30 percent of North Dakota gas is currently being burned off, or flared, each month as a byproduct of oil production.