Gas Flaring “Running Rampant” In The Permian

Gas flaring in the Permian basin is “running rampant,” and may not be fully resolved even after new gas pipelines come online. Texas is now one of the world’s largest sources of gas flaring in the world, according to an investigation from Energy Intelligence. By now, most industry watchers are aware that gas flaring has been rising quickly in the Permian basin, as aggressive drilling for oil is pulling up huge volumes of associated natural gas. The surge of gas production caught the industry off guard, leading to a localized supply…