Flare Despair
Lighting Money on Fire in North Dakota
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  • Andrew Allison

    Words fail me! Is there no end to the utter incompetence of this Administration?

  • Boritz

    Wasting fossil fuels instead of building pipelines makes wind and solar (ethanol is inescapably insane) less disadvantaged by comparison.

  • Thom Burnett

    Looks like there’s a great market for local liquifiers and/or tanker trucks.

  • Thirdsyphon

    The implication here, I gather, is that the Administration is singlehandedly responsible for holding up the construction of new interregional LNG pipelines which the energy companies would have otherwise been happy to construct. That’s at most half true. The shale oil boom is still in its infancy, and the first few years of it were overshadowed by a global recession that substantially reduced the cost (to them read: value) of fossil fuels in general. Overlapping with the recession and extending beyond it, the cost of the steel re

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