Watching Government: States move on flaring

States have been moving to control flaring and venting of natural gas associated with growing onshore production of oil from tight shale formations. But the situation is complicated and will take time to address, regulators say. Last week's column, "Solving the Mystery City," mentioned that three leading Democrats on the US House Energy and Commerce Committee requested a hearing about flaring of dry onshore associated gas that has increased in the US. OGJ tried to get a comment from Lynn D. Helms, oil and gas division director in North Dakota's Department of Natural Resources, but could not reach him because he was preparing to cohost the 20th annual Williston Basin Petroleum Co...

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