Natural gas flaring increases in North Dakota oil fields

BISMARCK, N.D. – More than a dozen oil companies failed to meet North Dakota’s natural gas flaring goals three months ago.

Operators burned off over 300 million cubic feet (8.5 million cubic meters) of natural gas per day in September, a level the state hasn’t seen since the summer of 2015, reported the Bismarck Tribune . According to regulators, September’s increase in flaring is a result of maintenance issues with pipeline systems and other infrastructure outages.