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MDU enters power purchase agreement for Thunder Spirit Wind project near Hettinger
U.S. oil rig count recovers to end 2016 near year-ago levels
New state regulations will affect repairs of pipeline
ND oil production up 7 percent, returns above 1 million barrels a day
Oil pipeline spill near Belfield estimated at 176,000 gallons
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New tellings of old museum stories
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October 10, 2016
Spill reported near Williston
WILLISTON, N.D. - A broken well head caused about 500 barrels, or 21,000 gallons, of saltwater to spill at a well site over the weekend, but the spill was contained and recovered, authorities said.Zavanna LLC reported the spill that occurred Saturday at a saltwater disposal well about...
October 10, 2016 - 4:31pm
Saltwater spills into pasture
BISMARCK – About 200 barrels of saltwater were spilled into a pasture in northwest North Dakota, the state Department of Health said in a news release. The spill of produced water, a byproduct of oil production, occurred Wednesday, Aug. 10, as a result of a damaged injection line....
August 10, 2016 - 2:56pm
July 27, 2016
Lightning strikes cause spills at N.D. well sites
MANDAREE – A lightning strike is blamed for a fire at a saltwater disposal well that caused 2,200 barrels, or 92,400 gallons, of produced water to spill last weekend in McKenzie County, the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division said Wednesday. Bosque Disposal Systems reported the incident...
July 27, 2016 - 10:37pm
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
March 30, 2016
Pump failure causes saltwater spill
GRASSY BUTTE, N.D. - An equipment failure caused about 340 barrels, or 14,280 gallons, of saltwater to spill at a site in Billings County, the Department of Mineral Resources said Wednesday. Cobra Oil and Gas Corp. reported the release occurred 5 a.m. Tuesday at a central tank battery...
March 30, 2016 - 6:46pm
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
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
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
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
May 13, 2015
State approves pipelines for Meadowlark
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Public Service Commission has approved two separate pipeline projects from Meadowlark Midstream after the company involved in a large saltwater spill offered assurances about improvements to leak detection. Commissioners approved siting for a 46-mile...
May 13, 2015 - 8:40pm
May 6, 2015
Pipeline leaks 63,000 gallons of saltwater, some enters lake
POWERS LAKE, N.D. - A pipeline near Powers Lake has spilled about 63,000 gallons of saltwater, and some has reached a lake, according to an update on the accident from the North Dakota Department of Health on Wednesday. Oasis Petroleum reported a day earlier one of its pipelines...
May 6, 2015 - 6:27pm
March 7, 2015
Meadowlark Midstream crude oil pipeline hearing to be held in Williston
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Public Service Commission will hold a public hearing regarding a crude oil pipeline owned by the company responsible for North Dakota’s largest saltwater spill in recent history. Meadowlark Midstream Co. and Epping Transmission Co. have submitted an...
March 7, 2015 - 7:53pm
March 2, 2015
Pipeline company didn’t use remote sensors before leak
WILLISTON — The pipeline that ruptured and spilled nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater, contaminating a nearby creek and two rivers near...
March 2, 2015 - 9:50am
February 13, 2015
Spill cleanup continues in Williams County
WILLISTON — Summit Midstream has recovered more than 150,000 barrels of contaminated water — including a mixture of snow and ice melt water, water flowing in the creek, groundwater, produced water and 90 to 130 barrels of oil — from a brine and oil spill near Williston. The...
February 13, 2015 - 11:51pm
February 10, 2015
Company updates saltwater spill cleanup
WILLISTON – Cleanup crews have removed nearly 6 million gallons of water from the site of a pipeline rupture north of here, but a large amount of that water is believed to be snowmelt and freshwater from Blacktail Creek. Meadowlark Midstream, a subsidiary of Summit Midstream,...
February 10, 2015 - 4:09pm