US independent Apache has ended routine flaring in all of its onshore US operations ahead of schedule, its parent company APA has announced.

APA said that its majority-owned midstream company, Altus Midstream, has invested more than $850 million in a pair of natural gas pipelines to carry gas to market that would otherwise have been flared.

The pipelines run from the Permian basin to the Texas Gulf Coast, and a significant amount of Apache’s natural gas produced in the Permian and the company’s Alpine High play is now being moved on those pipelines.