The North Dakota Industrial Commission adopted several recommendations from the Department of Mineral Resources to reduce the amount of flaring in the state.
These recommendations were based on work of the North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) Flaring Task Force that was formed to study ways to increase the capture of flared gas. In December 2013, North Dakota flared 36% of its produced natural gas.
The NDPC estimates that, by adopting these recommendations, North Dakota could increase natural gas capture to 85% within two years, 90% within six years, and up to 95% thereafter.
The recommendations include:
- After June 1, 2014,