Flaring Under Fire: Pipeline operator sues Railroad Commission

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Oklahoma pipeline operator Williams is asking a judge to overturn a decision by state regulators allowing one of the pipeline company’s potential customers to burn off natural gas in a controversial industry practice known as flaring — instead of moving and selling the gas.

In a Nov. 20 lawsuit filed before Judge Jan Soifer with the 345th State District Court in Austin, Williams and its subsidiary Mockingbird Midstream Gas Services sued the Railroad Commission of Texas over the agency’s Aug. 6 decision allowing Dallas oil and natural gas company EXCO Resources to burn natural gas produced by 130 wells in the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas…read more

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