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ND Gov. Burgum welcomes Hess and Targa’s $150M Bakken investment

Gov. Doug Burgum welcomed news today that Hess Midstream Partners and Targa Resources will build a $150 million gas processing plant near Watford City, as North Dakota produces record volumes of natural gas and approaches record high oil production. The Little Missouri Four gas plant will process 200 million cubic feet of gas per day at Targa’s existing Little Missouri ...

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Keeping it clean: Using natural gas as a smart energy source

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When people imagine an environmentally-friendly future, they picture massive wind turbines spiraling peacefully in the wind, solar panels collecting near-endless sunshine, and dams wrangling the sheer power of the waterways. They don’t, however, imagine a natural gas processing plant or natural gas generators. If humanity is to ever realistically achieve a “green” future, they should. Natural gas production has increased in years ...

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US seeks to limit methane gas flaring at drilling sites

US seeks to limit methane gas flaring at drilling sites

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday proposed new rules to clamp down on oil companies flaring natural gas on public land, arguing the effort will reduce waste and harmful methane emissions as part of President Barack Obama’s bid to curb climate change. Energy companies frequently “flare” or burn off vast supplies of natural gas at drilling sites because it does ...

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Group pushes for less flaring in the Four Corners

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A group of New Mexicans are getting fed up with what they see as wasteful processes like natural gas flaring and venting, according to the NM Political Report. Nonprofit organization Taxpayers for Common Sense advocates for less expensive, more environmentally-friendly alternatives to flaring and venting. The group recently advertised in the Santa Fe New Mexican, urging lawmakers to require the ...

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ND gas flaring goals jeopardized by low oil prices

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BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s top energy regulator says the low oil prices might jeopardize targets that require reducing the amount of natural gas that is burned off as a byproduct of the state’s oil production. State Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms told some lawmakers Monday that the oil industry is exceeding rules that require reducing the amount of natural ...

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Hess willing to take extra precautions on proposed pipelines

WILLISTON, N.D. — Hess Corp. says it’s willing to do more inspections than required on proposed pipelines that would pass under Lake Sakakawea in northwestern North Dakota. Hess North Dakota Pipelines LLC wants to build a crude oil pipeline and a natural gas liquids pipeline in McKenzie and Williams counties. Officials say they would connect Bakken production fields south of ...

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Updated: Five Bakken producers ordered to restrict production

Following North Dakota State’s implementation of new rules to reduce flaring, the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division is taking regulatory action on five oil and gas operators that are flaring more gas than the permitted amount, according to the Forum News Service (FNS). Beginning this month, these companies are required to decrease production to 100 barrels per day on ...

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