August 13, 2018 – Houston Public Media
Report: Texas Natural Gas Flaring at Record Highs
By Travis Bubenik
Drillers in Texas are flaring natural gas at record-high levels, according to a new report from Austin-based industry research firm Drillinginfo.
The uptick is due to the huge increases in West Texas oil production, which is itself at all-time highs. All that oil drilling brings up a lot of extra gas – known as “associated gas” in the industry – but drillers don’t have enough pipelines to get the gas to markets. So, they burn it off...