Gas flaring: Can we rein in the waste and pollution?

Flaring, the controlled burning of unwanted natural gas during oil and gas recovery, is a commonplace procedure in the energy industry. But it’s both wasteful and damaging to the environment. Reporting from Houston, Texas, the FT’s Justin Jacobs discovers that moves are now being made to curb flaring, but how effective will they be?

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