A month ago North Dakota announced that it had set a goal for itself to reduce flaring. The state plans to reduce the amount of gas flared to 10 percent by the year 2020. It is well on its way, having already reduced flaring in the small amount of time since the mandate was put into effect. Reuters reported today that two major Bakken companies have announced they are “committed to reducing flaring in North Dakota.” ONEOK Partners LP is constructing a natural gas processing facility outside of Watford City, showing its support through creating the appropriate infrastructure to process the captured gas. Oasis Petroleum also expressed its commitment to the flare reduction cause by connecting 96 percent of its wells to natural gas gathering lines.
“We have worked hard to connect wells, and we’re confident in our ability to meet the state regulations,” Oasis President Taylor Reid said on a Wednesday conference call with investors.