November 9, 2019: see first comment.
Unless I have my math wrong, I figure New Mexico's natural gas consumption to be 743 mcf / day, so the Permian is burning off enough natural gas to power the whole state..
I don't care much way or the other regarding flaring, but flaring provides a great proxy for "activity" in the shale plays. The Oil & Gas Journal link is here.
752 million cubic feet rounds to one billion cubic feet per day. The Bakken is producing ... drum roll ... about three billion cubic feet of natural per day. The Permian is flaring about one-third that amount. That sort of puts things into perspective. By the way, I'm missing a Thursday night NFL game streaming on Amazon Prime. Good luck to all.
From Rystad/twitter today: