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A flooded oil well near the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers is pictured Friday near Williston.

No watering down rules: Oil companies could be fined for flooded wells

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TRENTON — Oil companies that failed to prepare for flooding near the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers could face enforcement action, state officials said Monday.

Zavanna, the company that had oil leak from a tank into floodwaters Friday, could face fines from the North Dakota Department of Health.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at adalrymple@forumcomm.com or (701) 580-6890.

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