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Continental Resources pledges to reduce flaring in N.D.

Oklahoman Published: March 2, 2013

Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources, one of the largest oil producers in North Dakota's prolific Bakken shale, said it had reduced the amount of natural gas it flared last year, Reuters reported.

Flaring involves burning off natural gas found while producing oil and is done mostly when there is no infrastructure such as gathering lines from a well in place to deliver gas to a pipeline which would then bring the gas to an existing market.

The process can add more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, which has been linked to climate change.

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