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Despite Flaring, Coal Mines Dakotas Have Some Of The Cleanest Air In The Nation

Despite Flaring, Coal Mines Dakotas Have Some Of The Cleanest Air In The Nation

Some inconvenient truth for the environmentalists who would have us believe that North Dakota’s energy industry – including coal mines and thousands of oil wells flaring off natural gas daily – is having a negative impact on the state’s environment. Turns out it’s not, really, at least as measured by air quality anyway. The American

Legislative Vote Ranking: By The Issues

When Rob and I embarked on this little project (which, like any “little project”, had a bit more work involved than expected) to track legislative voting trends in the House and Senate, we quite honestly saw it as a way to pique our own curiosities as to what direction the session was headed. We did

Reverse Protectionsim Keeps Natural Gas Prices Low, Flaring High

Earlier this month the Wall Street Journal had an interesting article about some companies, Dow Chemical among them, lobbying for President Obama to block exports of natural gas. These companies, mostly in the manufacturing field, are enjoying the lower gas prices. They don’t want those prices to go up due to increased demand through export.

Bill To Restrict Natural Gas Flaring Voted Down In The North Dakota Senate

We’ve all seen the satellite pictures of the Bakken oil fields lit up nearly as bright as urban centers like Minneapolis and Chicago. Most of those lights are the result of natural gas flaring. All the oil drilling taps into natural gas deposits. The gas must be vented off to get at the oil, but

Democrat Proposed Flaring Restriction Would Throw Monkey Wrench Into Oil Production

I don’t think anyone likes flaring, which is the burning off of natural gas from oil wells (right now 30% of the natural gas produced in the Bakken is flared). Environmentalists don’t like it because of the emissions. The oil companies and the capitalists don’t like it because natural gas is valuable, and if there’s

Schafer Column: Raising The Cost Of Oil Production In North Dakota Is A Bad Idea

I always find it interesting how Republican Senators can figure out ways to raise revenues when we have a huge surplus and don’t need the dough. Case in point, state Senator Dwight Cook’s proposal for oil tax reform. Here are some thoughts: The E&P companies will be required to withhold income taxes for royalty owners

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