North Dakota reported record high natural gas production of 3.18 Bcf/d in September, up 2.8% from August, according to the latest data from the state’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR).


Producers captured and marketed 3.02 Bcf/d or 95% of the total, another all-time record amid efforts to curb routine gas flaring, said DMR’s Lynn Helms, Oil and Gas Division director.

The capture rate within the Bakken Shale was even higher at 96%, Helms said during a media briefing. 

The price of natural gas delivered to TC Energy Corp.’s Northern Border Pipeline at Watford City, ND, had “returned to an elevated level of $3.56/Mcf” as of Tuesday, according to DMR. 

On TC’s third quarter earnings call earlier this month, Vice President Stanley Chapman, who is in charge of...