Texas regulators to review natural gas flaring rules

The Texas Railroad Commission and the TRC's Eagle Ford Task Force plan to study whether existing state regulations on flaring and venting associated with oil and natural gas operations need to be updated, Commissioner David Porter said in a May 23 news release from his Austin office. "We must address flaring that is associated with the rapid industry expansion," Porter said. "I have traveled the state extensively and seen first-hand that activity is outstripping capacity and awaiting pipeline infrastructure." The development of unconventional oil and gas nationwide has drawn attention as the general public questions industry about flaring and hydraulic fracturing. The ...

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