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Redbirds making the adjustment at quarterback after losing Roberson
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August 4, 2016
Tank overflow causes brine spill in Mountrail County
WHITE EARTH, N.D. – A tank that overflowed caused a spill of 470 barrels, or 19,740 gallons, of saltwater to spill Wednesday in Mountrail County, but the spill was contained and recovered, the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division said Thursday.Oasis Petroleum reported the spill at...
August 4, 2016 - 6:04pm
August 1, 2016
Truck rollover causes brine spill near Halliday
HALLIDAY, N.D. – About 120 barrels, or 5,040 gallons, of produced water spilled Saturday when a truck rolled in Dunn County, with some of the contamination reaching a stock pond, the North Dakota Department of Health said Monday.The spill, which occurred about 7 miles north of Halliday,...
August 1, 2016 - 10:32pm
June 16, 2016
Salt water spills in Renville County
MOHALL -- A valve leaked caused a spill of about 210 barrels, or 8,8210 gallons, of saltwater to leak Tuesday from an oil site in Renville County, the North Dakota Department of Health said Thursday. The leak occurred at a site operated by Zargon Oil about 7 miles south of Mohall...
June 16, 2016 - 1:41pm
April 25, 2016
Lightning strikes, burns saltwater disposal well site in Dunn County
MANNING—A lightning strike at a saltwater disposal well about 4 miles southwest of Manning led to a "very large explosion," Dunn County Emergency Manager Denise Brew said, and burned 640 barrels of oil and 640 barrels of saltwater on Sunday. QC Environmental Services, Inc.,...
April 25, 2016 - 3:03pm
March 7, 2016
Eroded berm allows 2,700 barrels of saltwater to spill into pasture
WILLISTON – A reported spill of more than 2,700 barrels of saltwater northeast of Williston over the weekend reinforces the need for oil well pads to have adequate containment berms, one state agency said Monday. Zavanna staff discovered the spill of 2,733 barrels, or 114,786 gallons,...
March 7, 2016 - 4:49pm
February 24, 2016
Department of Health responds to brine spill in Dunn County
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Health is responding to a spill involving 6,258 gallons of brine released from a pipeline in Dunn County. The department was notified Tuesday that 149 barrels of brine -- a byproduct of oil and gas production -- was released from a pipeline...
February 24, 2016 - 9:48am
January 6, 2016
Brine spill reported north of Dickinson
Approximately 140 barrels of saltwater and 10 barrels of oil were released in spill Monday resulting from a pipeline leak approximately one-half mile north of Dickinson at a site operated by C12 Energy North Dakota LLC, the North Dakota Department of Health reported Wednesday. The...
January 6, 2016 - 11:25am
December 7, 2015
Pipeline leak causes source water spill in Bowman County
BISMARCK -- A well site owned by Denbury Onshore in Bowman County about 6 miles south of Marmarth in Bowman County spilled about 213 barrels of sourced water, of which 33 barrels weren’t contained within the site. The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has been notified of...
December 7, 2015 - 4:52pm
November 30, 2015
Pump leak causes saltwater spill near Watford City
WATFORD CITY – A pump leak caused an estimated 420 barrels, or 17,640 gallons, of saltwater to spill at a disposal well, the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources said Monday. The spill, which was contained to the well site and recovered, occurred at a location owned by True...
November 30, 2015 - 5:54pm
November 16, 2015
Saltwater release reported at Billings County tank battery
BISMARCK -- About 250 barrels of saltwater were released, contained and recovered at a central tank battery about 13 miles north of Medora in Billings County, a North Dakota Oil and Gas Division release stated. White Rock Oil & Gas, LLC reported Friday that the saltwater leaked...
November 16, 2015 - 12:13pm
November 9, 2015
Brine water spills at MBI training facility
BELFIELD -- About 250 barrels of produced brine water spilled at the MBI Energy Services training facility three miles east of Belfield on Monday, the North Dakota Department of Health reported. The water was released when a pipe fitting broke. According to the report, a portion...
November 9, 2015 - 5:33pm
October 20, 2015
Study: Fracking in Marcellus shale can cause nearby abandoned wells to leak methane
BOSTON -- Hydraulic fracturing can cause nearby abandoned oil wells to leak methane, according to a study published on Tuesday in the peer-reviewed Water Resources Research journal, marking a potentially large source of unrecorded greenhouse gas emissions. Researchers at the...
October 20, 2015 - 1:09pm
October 19, 2015
Update: 'Significant' oil, brine spill affects White Earth River
WHITE EARTH -- An oil well in Mountrail County that has been out of control since late Saturday night leaked oil and brine water into the nearby...
October 19, 2015 - 5:36pm
State engineer ends policy allowing irrigation water for fracking
BISMARCK – In another sign of the oil industry slowing down and infrastructure catching up in North Dakota, the state engineer’s office is discontinuing a program that allows irrigation permit holders to sell water to the oil industry for use in hydraulic fracturing. The engineer’s...
October 19, 2015 - 4:54pm
October 9, 2015
Saltwater spill reported in McKenzie County
BISMARCK -- A saltwater spill at a site operated by Hillstone Environmental Partners, LLC in McKenzie County was reported to the North Dakota Department of Health at noon Wednesday. Initial estimates indicate approximately 800 barrels of brine water were released as a result of...
October 9, 2015 - 6:23pm