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aservant

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 2:52:02 AM

Natural gas that would be wasted at a well site here is instead being converted to electricity and delivering power into the electrical grid.

The technology is one example of methods being developed by Bismarck-based Blaise Energy that seek to reduce the amount of natural gas flared in North Dakota.

“Nobody likes to see the flaring, especially the industry and the regulatory people,” said Mark Wald, owner of Blaise Energy. “New technology, new ideas are what’s going to solve the flaring issue.”

At a Statoil well site on the edge of Williston, Blaise has three generators and a “grid shack” set up that convert natural gas into enough electricity to power about 40 homes.

The natural gas flare at that site ebbs and flows, but it would be about twice as large if some of the gas wasn
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KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 6:41:21 PM

It ain't new technology -- it's that NG is so cheap -- and they're cheap --
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:48:33 AM

sounds like a convergence of a eureka moment and common sense... what took them so long... (grin)
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Double_Golden
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:40:40 AM

nice idea...
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TC5504
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:58:30 AM

Good.
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EnviroChemist
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:41:18 AM

Is seems so logical, why hadn’t they put this together before? To use the natural gas that would be flared to generate electricity to run the rig. A common sense epiphany.
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geezrtek
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:40:54 AM

Good Show!
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:31:31 AM

So it should
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INBwana
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:12:28 AM



Not a new procedure, but a great use of resources and not a waste of gas.
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BBF_PFS
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:05:55 AM

Good for them good for the environment.
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Joeski1
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:54:42 AM

flaring is a terrible thing to do.

and another part of the horrid chemical process to rape methane from the earth.
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DrGasPain
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:52:01 AM

Great idea !!!
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Eagle3236
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:48:55 AM

Great news!
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PatrickHenry
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:41:32 AM

Might as well convert it to something useful.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:38:36 AM

Outstanding
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Evilmaddog
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:32:39 AM

its about time.... just wasting energy before
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:17:46 AM

Good.
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Chem60
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:04:41 AM

Good, since that just adds to CO2 emissions.
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MadFueler
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 8:33:17 AM

Nice to see someone working on this problem and turning waste into useful production. Makes sense for everyone involved, and the electricity is needed not only by the oil companies but also by the rapidly-expanding towns.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 8:28:49 AM

Great idea.
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merlinCO
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 8:07:10 AM

Many wells burned off.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 7:51:02 AM

Good to know
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Luckylindy
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 7:39:55 AM

Not sure why anyone onshore, flares any more.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 7:29:51 AM

Interesting.
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rxman70
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 7:19:48 AM

When traveling, I have seen wells in Michigan that were burning off natural gas 24/7 and I could not understand why t was not captured for use.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 7:18:57 AM

It needs to be used on a larger scale.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 7:17:56 AM

Noted.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 7:00:43 AM

Waste put to good use.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 6:59:41 AM

good point
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 6:39:59 AM

The local landfill has been doing this for 30 years. I a garbage dump can do this and make a profit, the oil companies could certainly have been doing this all along.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 6:31:57 AM

Sounds like a good idea. Hope it is economical to implement.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 6:31:42 AM

Excellent
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leeac
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 6:28:10 AM

Flaring is wasteful.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 6:26:06 AM

Very good.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 6:26:04 AM

Good idea...
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 6:06:55 AM

very good move
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 5:41:30 AM

Good.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 5:34:02 AM

Great idea, use it don't lose it.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 5:23:30 AM

Don't waste the gas.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 5:21:57 AM

awesome.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 5:07:36 AM

Good for Blaise Energy
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 4:52:43 AM

ok
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72_Monte
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 4:44:14 AM


Grill up a few burgers while your at it.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 3:56:43 AM

great
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 3:34:15 AM

Good idea.
The kind of green energy we can get behind turning waste into power.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 3:24:54 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 3:24:35 AM


     ok
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 3:11:52 AM

Smart.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 3:06:45 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 3:02:58 AM

Finally --
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