Lab Media – Mark Agerton featured on Marketplace discussing flaring

Flaring is the controlled burning of natural gas and a common practice in oil/gas exploration, production and processing operations.
Flaring is the controlled burning of natural gas and a common practice in oil/gas exploration, production and processing operations. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Mark Agerton discussed his new working paper on the economics of natural gas flaring in the United States in the Marketplace Morning Report story, “Flaring is an environmental problem. What will stop oil companies from doing it?” He also discusses flaring in a podcast for the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE).

Agerton, Mark, Ben Gilbert, and Gregory B. Upton Jr. "The Economics of Natural Gas Flaring in US Shale: An Agenda for Research and Policy." Working paper. 2020.