State Regulators Approve New Flaring Guidelines
North Dakota’s Industrial Commission has approved new rules governing natural gas flaring in the state. The rules set overall benchmark goals for the percent of captured gas and also require operators to complete and submit a gas capture plan prior to approval to drill a new well. Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms says North Dakota should see a “significant drop” in the volume of natural gas flared by next year. Read more in the Bismarck Tribune.