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Crews work to clean up a release of 20,600 barrels of crude oil Thursday from a Tesoro Logistics pipeline near Tioga. Private security prevented media from getting any closer to the scene.

Pipeline leak spills 20,600 barrels of oil near Tioga

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TIOGA - The farmer who discovered a pipeline break that spilled 20,600 barrels of Bakken crude said Thursday he hopes the industry learns from the incident and does a better job monitoring for leaks.


Steve Jensen said he's been told by Tesoro Logistics it will take at least two to three years to clean up his field where he noticed the oil spill while harvesting wheat Sept. 29.

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Amy Dalrymple

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