North Dakota’s oil and gas industry did not miss the state’s gas capture target in September after all, but did exceed them in October, according to revised figures from the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources Oil and Gas Division.
Alison Ritter, a spokesperson for the Division of Oil and Gas, said the October capture rate was 83 percent in October, according to the revised figures, which was 348 million cubic feet per day. The state target is 85 percent, putting the state 2 percent over flaring limits.
So, I assume the revised figures for October, 2018, are yet to be reported.But, in September, the revised figures put gas capture rate at 85 percent, which meets the state target. It had been reported as 84 percent based on preliminary figures during monthly production reports, which lag by two months. Revised numbers are issued three months later, based on figures submitted by the oil and gas companies.