Flaring rate dropping in ND

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – State data show the amount of natural gas that was burned off as a byproduct of oil production is dropping as crude production rises.

State Department of Mineral Resources statistics show natural gas production in October was at record levels, at more than 796,000 million cubic feet daily.

Records show the percentage of natural gas that was flared in October was 30%. The record high for flaring was set in September 2011 at 36%.