North Dakota is this year better equipped to capture vented and flared natural gas from the Bakken Shale than in 2019, and processing capacity is said to now be adequate for the next five years.

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North Dakota Pipeline Authority director Justin Kringstad discussed the outlook during an interview with NGI’s Shale Daily

“The gas capture landscape has improved dramatically from 2019,” he said. “North Dakota’s gas production exceeded gas processing capacity for much of 2019, but during the second half of that year, the gas processing industry added 700 MMcf/d of new processing capacity to the region.”  

Overall processing capacity in the Bakken should remain stable through 2025, Kringstad said. 

“When factoring in additional planned processing capacity expected...