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North Dakota officials concerned with rise of gas flaring


August 17, 2017

Bismarck, N.D. (AP) — Natural gas flaring at the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in western North Dakota has increased for the third consecutive month, raising concerns with state officials.

The capture of natural gas at well sites statewide was at 91 percent, but only at 79 percent on trust lands and 81 percent on fee lands, according to Lynn Helms, director of the state Department of Mineral Resources.

"Up until three months ago, it was matching the statewide numbers but, beginning in March or April, you started to see them fall seriously behind," Helms told The Bismarck Tribune . "It'...

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