Tuesday, November 20, 2012

NDIC Looks at Making Fertilizer from Flared Gas

According to the monthly summary released today by Department of Mineral Resources director Lynn Helms, the North Dakota Industrial Commission has approved Oil and Gas Research Council Funding for studying the conversion of flared gas to anhydrous ammonia. The NDIC previously has approved investments for research into using flared gas for electrical generation and compression of natural gas for use as fuel or for transport to a processing facility.

 According to Helms, future projects may include using flared gas to produce petrochemicals, conversion of flared gas to liquid fuels, and removal of natural gas liquids from flared gas. Helms urged the state legislature to consider tax exemptions and royalty certainty to provide incentives for beneficial uses of flared gas. According to today's report, the percentage of gas flared in North Dakota's Bakken region increased slightly in September to 30%. Read more

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