A gas flare is seen in an aerial view in the early morning hours of July 30, 2013 near Watford City, North Dakota. North Dakota has seen a boom in oil production thanks to new drilling techniques including horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.
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Business Latest: North Dakota’s fracking problem

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INSIDE NORTH DAKOTA’S LATEST FRACKING PROBLEM: As new flaring regulations that restrict the burning of natural gas in oilfields go into effect October 1, the energy complex is scrambling to maintain production, in some cases using unique technology. Read more

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Business Latest: North Dakota's fracking problem

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