Legislative Log

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BISMARCK, ND- We're winding down this year's legislative session AND there are still a few items left on the agenda

Legislators are going to take their first crack at a bill bill that aims to reduce flaring.

House bill 2344 would allow for pore space injection of natural gas and store it underground.

Oil and gas companies flared nearly 16 million cubic feet of natural gas in December that they won't get back.

Department of Mineral Resources director Lynn Helms says that if the model holds true, the gas they store could be worth over $100 billion in production and extraction taxes.

Lawmakers are also deciding on whether or not to display a new flag at the state capitol.

House bill 1056 would require the Prisoner of War and Missing in Action flag be displayed on all outdoor flag locations on the capitol grounds.