Bakken, Permian Push U.S. To Record Gas Flaring Lows

Bakken, Permian Push U.S. To Record Gas Flaring Lows
Onshore gas flaring in the U.S. nosedived in the third quarter of 2021, falling to its lowest level since at least 2012.

Delaware North and Delaware West still lead in terms of flaring intensity levels, reaching 0.7 percent in 2021’s third quarter, down from the peak of 4.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 for Delaware North and 5.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017 for Delaware West.

The Midland North is another major sub-basin that experienced flaring intensity level averages below 1 percent in the third quarter, coming in at 0.9 percent. The Midland East and the rest of Permian’s intensity was 1.4 percent and 1.5 percent, respectively, for the third quarter.

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