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Oil company gets temporary relief from gas flaring rules

BISMARCK, N.D. — State regulators are giving an oil company some temporary relief from North Dakota’s gas flaring rate requirements.

XTO Energy argued it had nowhere to take gas from 143 oil wells in Dunn and McKenzie counties because gas-processing company OneOK couldn’t secure an easement agreement from the Three Affiliated Tribes and build a 20-mile pipeline expansion.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that the state Industrial Commission on Tuesday granted six-month exemptions for 89 of the wells.

XTO has been complying with the state flaring rules by restricting production or by installing gas units at individual wells.

XTO is a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corp.

In related news, Oil company requesting flaring exceptions for 140 oil wells.

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

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  1. XTO setting the bar pretty low for other oil producers…

  2. The environmentalist do not realize that the additional costs to collect the unflared gas will be passed alone to the consumers. If it was cost effective, it would have already been done.