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Tank overflow reported at oil well near Alexander

ALEXANDER — An unexpected increase in well pressure caused a tank to overflow and release 1,100 barrels of liquids at an oil and gas well about 4 miles southwest of Alexander, the Department of Mineral Resources said Wednesday.

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An estimated 650 barrels of oil, or 27,300 gallons, and an estimated 450 barrels of brine, or 18,900 gallons, spilled and were contained and recovered at a well owned by Oasis Petroleum North America.

A state inspector has been sent to the site.

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