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A gas flare in western North Dakota.

North Dakota’s Flaring Problem Has Its Roots in Excessive Regulation

North Dakota’s Flaring Problem Has Its Roots in Excessive Regulation

The environmental activism aimed at impeding, and sometimes even blocking, the build-out of energy infrastructure such as pipelines and refineries/processing plants is bad for the environment. Don’t believe me? Witness the problems the oil and gas industry is having in addressing the flaring issue here in North Dakota. Back in 2014 our state developed, along

Eighteen oil pumpjacks are seen on a Hess well pad near Tioga, N.D., on April 30, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Cullen/File Photo

Competition Breeds Competency: Oil Industry Innovation Happening Before North Dakota’s Eyes

There is a global price war taking place in the oil markets right now, and that’s driving prices down. In the short term that’s not good for some companies, or even some government’s like North Dakota where tax revenues are predicated heavily on commodity prices like oil. Yet despite the price rout, we keep getting

Big Reductions In North Dakota Flaring Are On The Way

Per the press release below, Governor Jack Dalrymple’s office announced that ONEOK Partners would be building a new gas processing plant in McKenzie County (Watford City) capable of processing 200 million cubic feet of natural gas per day. On top of that, they’re going to expand their existing gas processing capacity by another 100 million