>> They have been pushing the issue for a long time.
And while it’s fun to joke about GE/Statoil being in bed with ND state government, I’m thrilled to see they’re doing something about all that natural gas waste. I’m no greenie, but it always bothered me that they were flaring so much off for no benefit.
The technology is pretty cool, too.
I just wish someone would build fertilizer plants to mop up that cheap NG — and maybe bring fertilizer prices down from the stratosphere a bit.
There may be some actual truth to the timing not be just a coincidence. Not in a conspiracy or underhanded reason.
But it would make sense for North Dakota pushing the issue with talk for years, then once a company proves a technology that will meet the need, make it a requirement.
It makes far more sense than the US government way of requiring technology and performance that does not exist, like the cellulose ethanol requirement.