“What happens to gas when it can’t be distributed somewhere?”
Gas is produced from the Earth at all times throughout the year. However, sometimes so much is produced that the local infrastructure can’t even transport it. As a result, this gas may be burned off into the atmosphere. This Gas Flaring not only needlessly increase global warming and wastes resources but is also done so much that the equivalent of 25 percent of the US oil consumption is burned off each year!