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(Daily Mail)   Oil prices rise to $96 per barrel following news that the oilfields in North Dakota burn off as waste enough to power Chicago and Washington   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 8
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2013-01-28 10:19:16 AM
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They aren't flaring it because it's cheaper. That is a blatant lie. They are flaring it because they literally cannot build the gas pipeline infrastructure fast enough to gather it all. But these are oil wells and they are contractually obligated (to the lease holder) to flow them to collect oil.

The drilling schedule has gotten ahead of the gas infrastructure schedule.

You can't store gas like you can oil, so if you can't get the pipe connected up, you have to flare it. And, BTW, this means paying fines, etc, associated with that to the state and EPA. Also, the gas is valuable, and the companies are losing money by doing it. But it won't last long. Eventually the infrastructure will catch up.
2013-01-28 04:45:33 PM
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O you could, ya know, CONVERT IT TO ELECTRICITY RIGHT farkING THERE and back off the coal plants for a while.

Nah, that would make too much farking sense.
2013-01-28 01:37:33 PM
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edmo: The day will come when we wish we had saved it. Of course, well all be dead so fark em.


LOL. It's not funny, but what can you do but laugh, watching us drive as fast as we can into our Mad Max world?

"Hey, kids, sorry about the environment and the dead air and the dead animals and all, but look at what I saved for you--a big house and a big bank account!"
2013-01-28 01:01:40 PM
1 votes:
Seems like building a gas fired power plant onsite or nearby would be a good idea. I imagine that infrastructure for transporting electrons would be cheaper and faster to build than a gas pipeline. Of course, if we're waiving fees/penalties for burning it, that doesn't give them as much incentive to invest in any solution.
2013-01-28 10:47:55 AM
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plcow: They aren't flaring it because it's cheaper. That is a blatant lie. They are flaring it because they literally cannot build the gas pipeline infrastructure fast enough to gather it all. But these are oil wells and they are contractually obligated (to the lease holder) to flow them to collect oil.

The drilling schedule has gotten ahead of the gas infrastructure schedule.

You can't store gas like you can oil, so if you can't get the pipe connected up, you have to flare it. And, BTW, this means paying fines, etc, associated with that to the state and EPA. Also, the gas is valuable, and the companies are losing money by doing it. But it won't last long. Eventually the infrastructure will catch up.


Most, if not all, of the N. Dakota producers have waivers on the gas flaring fees.

And as another poster noted, oil producers have been flaring off the natural gas for over 100 years because it's not worth collecting. It's even less valuable now because gas producers have glutted the market. They've gone overboard fracking every fracking rock that they can fracking find.
2013-01-28 10:17:32 AM
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They're flaring off natural gas because there isn't any infrastructure for trapping, storing, and transporting it.
They could just let it escape unburnt, but it would create a health and safety hazard for everyone around the oil fields and it is a more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon-dioxide.
2013-01-28 10:13:43 AM
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2013-01-28 10:01:13 AM
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Oil prices rise to $96 per barrel following news that the oilfields in North Dakota burn off as waste enough to power Chicago and Washington f*ck you, that's why

FTFY
 
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