gas pipeline above-ground valve - Arnegard North Dakota - 2013-07-04
A natural gas pipline valve in McKenzie County west of Watford City, North Dakota.
Few pipelines exist in North Dakota. Most oil is trucked out daily from each well, causing a massive amount of semi truck traffic in the county. Little oil moves in the winter. Natural gas is usually flared off year round.
There are attempts to build natural gas piplines throughout the county, to capture the gas. But even so, there is no compressing facility nearby which would allow the gas to be liquified and moved nationwide. There is one currently under construction as of July 2013.