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Posted inEnergy Report, Power to the People

Wyoming wrestles with gas flares that might not help oil production

Flaring natural gas associated with oil wells is a standard practice — often a necessity because the volumes of gas do not justify the cost of capturing it, treating it, and transporting it to pipeline networks for commercial sale. The industry flares particularly large volumes of gas when trying to establish a new oil play — such as the one gaining momentum in eastern Wyoming.