The state Industrial Commission is starting an in-depth discussion on reducing natural gas flaring in the Bakken.
Around 30 percent of the gas is flared.
State mineral resources director Lynn Helms will be discussing the Industrial Commission's goals with industry representatives at the North Dakota Petroleum Council's meeting in Grand Forks.
"They're pretty simple goals," said Helms. "Number one, reduce the volume of gas flared. Number two, reduce the number of wells flaring. And number three, reduce the duration for which those wells flare."