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Seminar offers insights into natural gas as fuel

May 2, 2014

Individuals and companies interested in natural gas as a vehicle fuel had a chance to talk with industry representatives and get a first-hand look at equipment during a seminar in Minot Thursda....

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EarlyBird

May-04-14 8:50 AM

I wish we could all have a turn in Bismarck, then we could all have our pockets lined with greenbacks. (Is greenback racial?) lol!!!

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EarlyBird

May-04-14 7:52 AM

You are right Baffled... that is why there were several new business starting up to convert flare gas to electricity right at the wellhead. Continental has more lobbyists than we have politicians so ol Hammsy is making progress while he can. We really should send a whole new group to Bismarck to see if they are for the people or for the government.

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EarlyBird

May-03-14 1:46 PM

Baffled... "Here's where it gets tricky for liberals: if I came up up with a collection system of some sort, the cost to build it would be more than the gas sells for........mmmmmk?"

Whats so tricky about using some of the wasted natural gas as an energy source to run a compressor station to liquefy the rest of the wasted gas and get it into a pipeline going somewhere. Maybe energy costs were not in your cost assessment.

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EarlyBird

May-03-14 7:05 AM

Our state basically removed the regulations on flare gas. A couple years ago there were some small companies starting up that were installing electric generators on the well sites to turn the gas in electricity. Then the state deregulated flare gas and those business went along the wayside.

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EarlyBird

May-03-14 7:01 AM

It is pollution until somebody makes good use of it. The government (EPA) should stop whining about coal mines and diesel pollution until they sweep their own steps.

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EarlyBird

May-03-14 6:59 AM

Baffled, they just lower the temperature to cause it to go from gas to liquid.

Legend, you are wrong they are drilling fed land like crazy right now in ND.

All the carbon that is going into the atmosphere is worse than the days of smog. Why is it OK to pollute the atmosphere with this gas but not other gas?

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Legend

May-02-14 11:02 PM

Flaring is prohibited in texas. R U suggesting the n. gas infrastructure in place now is not profitable? We capture much of the bakken gas now--why not all like texas?

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Legend

May-02-14 6:05 PM

BBL: Most of the Bakken work is on private land--no need to tap the fed lands 4 nat. gas. The disgust with pipelines is the high incidence of leaks of oil. Nat. gas does not pollute like oil. The nat. gas we use comes from a pipe and it is cost effective. The only thing keeping oil from capturing nat. gas is that oil is more profitable. The problem is not availability--it is pipelines. Would the nat. gas in WY and CO not also be moved with pipes? Your rationale is the same we hear from oil and defies logic. Let the flaring, wasting and lies continue. The Fed. is right to limit drilling on public lands because oil has a long record of reckless oil handling and the Bakken is just more proof.

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EarlyBird

May-02-14 1:48 PM

And the Feds are going to update the whole Naval Reserve by Midwest WY which is an awesome natural gas field. They are going to use horizontal drilling practices to enhance the raping of nature.

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EarlyBird

May-02-14 1:45 PM

This is just stupid!!! Back in the 1970's when they simulated a gasoline shortage we all converted to propane for our crew vehicles. This is almost 40 years ago we did that, it's so nice to see the good ol government hasn't mandated natural gas cars be produced for use where there is fuel for them.

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Legend

May-02-14 8:23 AM

Nat. gas competes head on with oil as a motor vehicle fuel. It is lower cost. Thus the slogan "ND Oil Can" as opposed to ND Nat. Gas Can. Thus the endless flaring. Oil wants to make their money fast b4 another fuel like Nat. gas replaces oil. Our ND "civic leaders" r helping oil keep us in a higher priced fuel. ND Oil Can but ND nat. gas is coming and is lower cost.

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