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A Way to Halt Natural Gas Flaring Arrives on the Back of a Truck

Portable LNG plant chills gas into a liquid, making it easier to ship and store.

A gas flare near Mentone, Texas. Gas often comes up from reservoirs along with oil. Where there isn’t enough of the fuel to exploit commercially, drillers often vent it directly into the air or burn it off at the wellhead.  

A gas flare near Mentone, Texas. Gas often comes up from reservoirs along with oil. Where there isn’t enough of the fuel to exploit commercially, drillers often vent it directly into the air or burn it off at the wellhead.  

Photographer: Bronte Wittpenn/Bloomberg

Perched on the back of a semi-trailer is the latest weapon in tackling the problem of wasted natural gas that oil producers often vent into the air or even burn off at the wellhead.

Cryobox takes fuel directly from wells and turns it into liquefied natural gas, which is easy to store and transport.