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Piping leak spills 275 barrels of oil in Divide Co.

FORTUNA -- A valve failure in piping caused the leak of about 275 barrels of oil in Divide County on Thursday, the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division reported Friday.

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American Eagle Energy Corp. reported the leak, and said the oil has been contained and all but 20 barrels recovered at the well about 5 miles north of Fortuna.

A state inspector has visited the scene and will monitor clean-up.