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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

How Much Gas is Being Flared Off in the US?

From the Daily Mail:
This incredible picture from space shows how the U.S. oil industry has boomed to such an extent that a gas field now burns as brightly as a major city. 
The rapid increase in shale oil production means it is now often more economical to 'flare off' unwanted gas than to sell it. 
As a result, one field in North Dakota, the state leading the energy revolution, is now burning off enough gas to power all the homes in Chicago and Washington D.C. combined.



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