An oil and gas industry task force has been meeting to find ways to reduce the amount of natural gas being flared in the Bakken.
About 30 percent of the natural gas is being flared. Industry leaders say the problem used to be a shortage of natural gas processing plants.
Task force member Lance Langford -- an executive with Statoil -- says that issue is being solved. But he told the state Industrial Commission there's a different problem now.
"Now today, the major problem is gathering," said Langford. "Gathering the gas and moving it to the processing plants."