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Oil companies are finding ways to cut down on flaring, even as natural gas production increases.
According to a recent report, less than 10% of produced natural gas was flared in North Dakota.
That’s for the month of March, the last month statistics are available.
It’s the smallest percentage of natural gas flared since 2007, the high was 36% in 2011.
Oil and gas regulator Lynn Helms credits the decrease to gas capture infrastructure and technology.
Oil production for the month saw a slight drop but remains above 1.1 million barrels a day.