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Dakota flare shows gas waste in US

The Economic Times -- Besides crude, North Dakota's shale wells are producing prodigious quantities of natural gas, much of which is being flared off because of the lack of gas-gathering pipelines and infrastructure across the vast empty spaces of the northern plains, prompting bitter complaints about wasting energy and greenhouse emissions.
Widespread flaring is clearly visible in colour-enhanced satellite images from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and has sparked a string of critical articles in the Christian Science Monitor ("Thanks to North Dakota, US waste of natural gas grows rapidly"), New York Times ("In North Dakota, flames of wasted natural gas light the prairie") and other publications.


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Submitted Jul 31, 2012 By: aservant
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KAR120CSII
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Kinda festive seeing the glow in the evening.
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DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 4:33:38 AM

Lousy planning
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 4:23:51 AM

Let there be light
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:48:36 AM

Interesting....
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 11:42:54 PM


EPA my lower body function. The real deal is the they are flaring gas.....which we need. How stupid is that?
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METEOR49
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 11:17:17 PM

it seems a shame to waste all that gas, pollute the air and get nothing in return. there has to be a better way.
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 11:14:40 PM

Come on...Get your heads out of your rumps. Be proactive and responsible.
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mdskier
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 11:14:18 PM

Why not build a small gas fired electrical generating plant
here, quickly so the gas is not wasted.
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 11:12:47 PM

What a waste.
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tedjm1
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 11:12:37 PM

So why do they continue? MMONEY!!!!!
Not interested in food.
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 11:10:50 PM

This is truly a sin!
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Taurus1
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 11:09:56 PM

They need to cap it and use it efficiently.
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judgemobile
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 11:08:10 PM

with nat gas prices up over a dollar from 1.91 to well over 3.00, someone should be economically motivated to build a facility to harness all this gas being "flared" or wasted.
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 11:07:39 PM

I remember as a kid (1970s) seeing the gas flares at wells and asking my dad why they wasted that gas. He told me because there was not enough there to make it worth collecting
Don't know if that is true or not
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 11:07:20 PM

hmm...
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 11:06:47 PM

Wasteful.
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EPA....
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 11:03:56 PM

What a wasteful nation we are.
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 11:03:43 PM

reduce waste ...
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This isn't good!
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:58:15 PM

What about producing power with that excess gas.. What a waste!
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:58:14 PM

definitely need to focus on this waste
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:56:29 PM

more "gov't waste"
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:53:22 PM

wow
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:52:23 PM

Hmm
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:51:36 PM

With obama out soon, building more pipelines should be no problem.
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:51:36 PM

This shows a lack of planning.
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:51:05 PM

waste doesn't do us any good at all
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:50:23 PM

wasteful country (world)
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:50:07 PM

Flaring the gas is a waste and darn stupid.
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:45:32 PM

This is not a new practice and I've always wondered why they don't just store it locally and truck it out.
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:42:17 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:41:12 PM

ok again
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:40:05 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:39:20 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:36:34 PM

Nothing new here. Just greenies going crazy.

Let the greenies pay for the equipment to stop the flaring and collecting the gas.

What? You won't? You can't?

Join the club. It costs more to recover the gas than the gas itself is worth.
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:35:48 PM

worldwide solution, happens in every country in the world
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:34:23 PM

it's like most things in the USA, we are a wasteful country..:(
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:33:43 PM

Need to capture and use the gas.
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:32:56 PM

It would be nice if we could somehow harness that wasted energy.
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Waste not want not.
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:32:02 PM

really dumb
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Stop drilling and fracking until adequate infrastructure is built?
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we need to figure ou how to capture the gas
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:30:12 PM

waste seems to abound in this industry
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:23:38 PM

Waste not.
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:21:32 PM

You know, I watched them flaring gas wells back when Obama was in diapers, dude.
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:20:46 PM

what a waste...but just what we do because its cheap...just wait till it runs out then what. sell it to those who can reap it!
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:20:32 PM

safety first.
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:18:07 PM

nat gas is so cheap now it is sad that this flared off gas cannot be used in more cng vehicles.....now is the time Detroit.....build em and you can be ahead of the competition!!
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