Volume of natural gas flaring hits record in North Dakota

August 16, 2019 GMT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Regulators say the volume of natural gas flared in June reached an unprecedented level due to shutdowns of several natural gas processing facilities and pipelines

The Bismarck Tribune reports that the amount of natural gas burned off as a byproduct of oil production during June jumped 155 million cubic feet per day, to 687 million cubic feet per day. Statewide, companies flared 24% of all gas produced, or double the 12% target.


North Dakota set an oil production record in June at 1.42 million barrels per day.

Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms says July flaring numbers could still be high, but they could improve in August and later in the year as more pipelines and processing plants come online.


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