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This seemingly normal generator could revolutionize the oil and gas industry

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LPP Combustion, LLC, a Maryland-based technology company, could be offering a win-win solution to oil and gas companies struggling to reduce flaring in the form of a seemingly normal generator. Flaring in regions such as the Bakken in North Dakota and Eagle Ford in south Texas has come under fire in recent months. Disapproving parties decry that it’s a waste ...

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North Dakota reaches record oil production for August

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Platts.com reported today that North Dakota has yet again increased its oil and natural gas production during the month of August. Based on statistics released by the Department of Mineral Resources today, the state produced 1.132 million barrels per day (b/d) of oil. Well count in the area is also at an all-time high of 11,563. Natural gas production also ...

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Proposed plastic manufacturing plant in North Dakota would benefit Colorado

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California start-up Badlands NGL LLC, which plans to move its headquarters to Denver, has proposed building a $4 billion plastic manufacturing plant in North Dakota. According to an article by the Denver Business Journal, the building of the plastic factory could help Colorado-based oil and gas companies working in the Bakken deal with excess natural gas. Badlands announced plans to ...

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Largest private equity project in ND history to aid in flare reduction goals

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Badlands NGL along with Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced today that they are working together to develop and invest in a polyethylene manufacturing plant for the state. The company expects to invest around $4 billion to the project, making it the largest private equity project in North Dakota history. Polyethylene manufacturing plants convert ethane into polyethylene which is used to make plastics ...

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North Dakota oil may have issues in the future

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North Dakota oil production is steadily increasing, but there may be other issues that could hurt the industry. The Department of Mineral Resources director Lynn Helms told members of the Government Finance Committee that the statewide production of July was 1.1 million barrels.  The Preliminary Office of Management and Budget predicted production to be at 1.3 million daily barrels at ...

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ONEOK proposes gas plant in ND

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ The Dickinson Press reported today that ONEOK, a company that recently began construction on a gas processing plant near Watford City, is also planning to build a gas processing plant in Dunn County. ONEOK has stated on several occasions that its plants would help aid North Dakota in the fight against flaring. North Dakota legislation has ...

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Dalrymple: Oil production may decrease next month

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ Reuters reported yesterday that the governor of North Dakota, Jack Dalrymple, stated that oil companies may experience a production dip in October due to new rules that limit flaring in the area. Flaring is the wasteful practice of burning off natural gas during oil production. Flaring is not good for the environment or ...

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Oil firms lectured on caring for Eagle Ford

Jennifer Hiller | San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO — The Eagle Ford Shale zoomed from basically nothing — a rock that companies drilled through on the way somewhere else — in 2008 to around 1.5 million barrels of liquid production per day now. But Marathon Oil Corp. President and CEO Lee Tillman said Tuesday that the industry now needs to address ...

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ND Flaring rate sees major drop

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Rob Port | Bakken.com Contributor Since earlier this year I’ve been saying that North Dakota is in for a big drop in flaring, and it appears as though that drop is upon us. New gas capture and processing infrastructure is having a big impact on the amount of gas flared even before the state’s new flaring regulations are enforced. We ...

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Statoil expanding natural gas capture program

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ The North Dakota government recently passed a mandate to help curb gas flaring in the state. Norwegian company Statoil announced yesterday that they would also be widening their natural gas capture program in order to save money and aid in the fight against global warming. Three companies have announced this week that they ...

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