A combination of factors, including geology, regulations and a lack of incentives, is contributing to a jump in natural gas flaring across the US, where intense shale drilling activity has unleashed a torrent of unwanted gas. There's plenty of opportunity in developing alternatives to flaring and finding uses for the excess gas, but the cheapest solutions are often overlooked, says Questor Technology CEO Audrey Mascarenhas.
Gas flaring on the rise, but there are alternatives
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