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GE study finds 5% of worlds natural gas production wasted per year by flaring

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A newly released GE study — Flare Gas Reduction: Recent Global Trends and Policy Considerations —estimates that 5% of the world’s natural gas production is wasted by burning or “flaring” unused gas each year, despite some progress on the flaring issue. Nearly $20 billion in wasted natural gas could be used to generate electricity and yield billions of dollars per year in increased global economic output. Expand access to financing.

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