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Flaring for Free: New Report Exposes Yet Another Big Oil Subsidy


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Flaring for Free: New Report Exposes Yet Another Big Oil Subsidy

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Add it to the list of subsidies enjoyed by Big Oil: royalty-free "flaring" on public and tribal lands.

A new report from Friends of the Earth reveals that oil producers are burning, or flaring, millions of dollars of gas on publicly owned lands—exacerbating climate change without paying a dime.


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The best that can be said about this is that it is at least a lesser evil than venting the natural gas as methane, which is 20 times as bad by weight=over 5 times as bad per atom of carbon compared to CO2.