February 2022, Vol. 249, No. 2


EIA Reports: North Dakota’s Producers Meet State’s Natural Gas Capture Target

By Energy Information Administration (EIA)  In North Dakota, the rate of natural gas flaring (which is natural gas burned at the wellhead of the production site rather than being captured) declined to an average of 7.5% from January through September 2021.    This decline in natural gas flaring resulted in producers capturing 92.5% of produced natural gas, which meets the state’s goal to capture 91% of the natural gas produced in the state. In early 2020, natural gas production fell rapidly as a result of COVID-19-related impacts, from 3.2 Bcf/d (91 MMcm/d) in March to 1.9 Bcf/d (54 MMcm/d) in May, but returned to pre-pandemic levels almost as rapi

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