Full Title: Flaring Up: North Dakota Natural Gas Flaring More Than Doubles in Two Years
Author(s): Ryan Salmon and Andrew Logan
Publication Date: July 1, 2013
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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.