Flaring Should Be Stopped.

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It is a terrible waste of American resources to continue to allow flaring. The same applies worldwide. Environmentalists should focus on this, but it is seldom mentioned, possibly because they fear it would point out the value of natural gas. I could go into great detail on all of the ways and means to use the flared natural gas but it all comes down to the oil drillers flare because they are allowed to. Many oilmen do not want to be bothered with natural gas and consider it not worth saving so it is not processed onsite and is flared. The only answer is to impose strict laws requiring the use of oil associated natural gas. 

I could go into great detail about all the available technology to use natural gas onsite or ship it to market. It is not rocket science. If a company cannot afford to process natural gas they need to find another business. We need laws and enforcement and to encourage the world to do the same. 

https://www.uop.com/equipment/callidus/products-and-services/flare-systems/flare-gas-recovery-systems/

https://www.aggreko.com/en-us/news/2017/nam-articles/oil-and-gas/how-to-power-ep-when-there-is-no-utility-available

https://oilprice.com/Energy/Gas-Prices/Natural-Gas-Prices-Fall-Below-Zero-In-Texas.html

Flared natural gas-based onsite atmospheric water harvesting (AWH) for oilfield operations

http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/11/3/034024/meta

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The Operators who are producing oil and flaring the gas don't produce enough gas to warrant building a pipeline.  When you see large flares it looks like a waste, but it is just uneconomic and reduces production of crude.

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23 hours ago, ronwagn said:

It is a terrible waste of American resources to continue to allow flaring. The same applies worldwide. Environmentalists should focus on this, but it is seldom mentioned, possibly because they fear it would point out the value of natural gas. I could go into great detail on all of the ways and means to use the flared natural gas but it all comes down to the oil drillers flare because they are allowed to. Many oilmen do not want to be bothered with natural gas and consider it not worth saving so it is not processed onsite and is flared. The only answer is to impose strict laws requiring the use of oil associated natural gas.  

I could go into great detail about all the available technology to use natural gas onsite or ship it to market. It is not rocket science. If a company cannot afford to process natural gas they need to find another business. We need laws and enforcement and to encourage the world to do the same.  

https://www.uop.com/equipment/callidus/products-and-services/flare-systems/flare-gas-recovery-systems/

https://www.aggreko.com/en-us/news/2017/nam-articles/oil-and-gas/how-to-power-ep-when-there-is-no-utility-available

https://oilprice.com/Energy/Gas-Prices/Natural-Gas-Prices-Fall-Below-Zero-In-Texas.html

Flared natural gas-based onsite atmospheric water harvesting (AWH) for oilfield operations

http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/11/3/034024/meta

This seems like something free markets will work out in time. 

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14 hours ago, JoMack said:

The Operators who are producing oil and flaring the gas don't produce enough gas to warrant building a pipeline.  When you see large flares it looks like a waste, but it is just uneconomic and reduces production of crude.

Then they need to find another line of work. You obviously didn't read any of my references. 

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Sorry ronwagn, all oil and gas companies do this with no pipelines accessible and no enough gas being produced.  Sources are irrelevant to facts on the ground.

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