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North Dakota oil fields

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Paul Heckbert
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by Paul Heckbert on Dec 07, 2012
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Apparently they have lights on through the night. Are they needed? That looks like Lake Sakakawea in the lower right.


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    Paul Heckbert Paul Heckbert (January 17, 2013, 01:58PM )

    Robert Krulwich says this is flaring of natural gas (oil companies sell the oil but burn off the gas): www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2013/01/16/169511949/a-mysterious-patch-of-light-shows-up-in-the-north-dakota-dark Will open in a new tab or window