Shale gas boom now visible from space

The flaring is a result, in large part, of the low price of natural gas in North America, which can make it uneconomic to build pipelines and tanks to handle the gas released by oil production. Flaring is often the safest way to dispose of it.”

Read more at the Financial Times.

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One response to “Shale gas boom now visible from space

  1. I can see flaring in North Dakota since they are most likely interested in the oil, not the natural gas. But the Bakken is flaring, too? Seems all you would have yo do is cap the well. But I’m certainly no expert.

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