Controlling Gas Flaring | VideoJennifer Joas | 3/8/2013
If they do that, they are exempt from oil production tax for two years. Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms says flaring cannot be stopped altogether.
"Because of the aerial extent of this oil field and the difficulty of getting pipeline rights of way and getting the infrastructure built, we would have an incredible negative impact on the economics of the Bakken and Three Forks," Helms said.
The bill would allow natural gas to be processed through mobile units, until the well can be hooked up to a pipeline.