Highlights Should boost flows on Northern Border Pipeline Will increase gas capture rates Denver — Bakken natural gas production continues to set records and has the potential to surge even more before year’s end as more processing capacity comes online, pushing greater volumes to US Midwest markets at the expense of imports from Western Canada. Daily associated gas production in the oil-oriented patch set production records over three consecutive months this summer, according to the latest data released by the North Dakota Industrial Commission. However, the high volumes produced also led to a massive waste of molecules. In July, producers flared, or burned off, 670 MMcf/d of natural gas at the wellhead. The primary cause was a lack of adequate gathering lines and/or gas processing capacity in areas where new production is coming online. However, as production increased 69 MMcf/d month over month to more than 3 Bcf/d in […]