Robust oil and associated natural gas drilling and their resulting production levels coupled with limited pipeline infrastructure availability and capacity have recently necessitated the periodic short term flaring of natural gas in certain areas of the state. A review and analysis of the existing regulations and processes the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission uses to approve requests to flare natural gas would determine if potential changes are warranted. The review will consider and address recent developments in the natural gas production industry regarding infrastructure and other challenges requiring the periodic flaring of natural gas.
Consideration and potential adoption of modifications to rules, regulations and internal processes for approving applications to flare natural gas that address air quality, financial and energy efficiency issues.
Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Wyoming Pipeline Authority, Governor’s Policy Office