edmo: The day will come when we wish we had saved it. Of course, well all be dead so fark em.
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.
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