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Bakken LNG plant expands processing capacity

The only processing plant in North Dakota that converts natural gas byproducts into motor fuel is planning to increase its capacity, reports The Bismarck Tribune. Located outside Tioga, North Dakota LNG began processing gas last September and is approaching the facility’s second phase of development. The company recently completed an expansion that will increase its processing capacity from the original ...

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UPS wants to build 8 natural gas fuel stations in New Stanton

UPS Inc. wants to build eight stations dispensing compressed natural gas to fuel company vehicles at its facility in New Stanton. Marie Bolechowski of TruStar Energy of Fontana, Calif., reviewed plans with the borough planning commission this week. The facility would be the first in the community dispensing compressed natural gas, also known as CNG, borough officials said. “They’re for ...

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Study: Minority of facilities produce most natural gas methane emissions

Leaky equipment at a small number of natural gas compressors, processors and pipeline facilities account for a big chunk of the methane escaping into the air, according to the latest reports from a national collaboration between energy companies and the Environmental Defense Fund. Two peer-reviewed studies published Tuesday in Environmental Science & Technology involved researchers from Carnegie Mellon and Colorado ...

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Study finds simple remedies for some methane emissions

Oil and gas production sites have been cited by the Environmental Protection Agency as the largest source of methane emissions—greenhouse gases—in America. A recent study led by Colorado State University aims to find solutions that would reduce emissions from natural gas gathering facilities and processing plants throughout the country, The Coloradoan reports. The study, conducted with Carnegie Mellon University and ...

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Commission to take input on Oneok natural gas plant proposal

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — The North Dakota Public Service Commission will take input next week on a gas processing plant in the works northeast of Watford City. Oneok (ONE’-oak) Rockies Midstream LLC has submitted an application for the Demicks Lake Gas Processing Plant that would process 400 million cubic feet of natural gas daily. The Oklahoma-based firm is the largest ...

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Energy industry says it’s on top of methane leaks, but environmentalists want oversight

Harnessed and burned, methane can power a city — but when it leaks from a well into the air, methane pollutes badly. That cost-benefit balance is a cornerstone of debate between environmentalists who say emissions from gas drilling are rampant and dangerous, and the oil and gas industry that says it’s under control. The dispute reignited this month when the ...

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Oil patch methane emissions cause big stink

Local industry leaders and environmental organizations are lining up for and against a White House announcement on Wednesday that federal agencies are preparing new rules to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas operations. The Obama administration wants to cut emissions by between 40 and 45 percent below 2012 levels by 2025. It would be the first federal requirement to ...

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