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By HEATHER RICHARDS
Casper Star-Tribune-WNE 

Commission weighs next step in gas flaring

 

September 18, 2018



CASPER — When state regulators noticed flaring in the gas fields of southern Wyoming recently, it was a matter of concern because Wyoming doesn’t allow burn-off from gas wells.

But the story of flaring in the gas fields is complicated, posing a potential challenge to the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. It’s a question of how to deal with spontaneous gas mucking up the traditional way of producing gas and transporting it via pipeline.

BP operates about 1,800 wells across more than a half million net acres in the Wamsutter area, and the company has been producing from the s...



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