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February 13, 2014
Freshwater spill reported north of Williston
About 690 barrels of freshwater leaked from an Oasis Petroleum well eight miles north of Williston, the North Dakota Department of Health reported Thursday. A leaking pipe caused the spill, and some water flowed off the well pad into a road ditch. About 650 barrels have been...
February 13, 2014 - 2:31pm
February 11, 2014
Brine flows into tributary, but state says spill contained
BISMARCK -- Brine released from a McKenzie County oilfield site reached a tributary of Lonesome Creek, but the spill was contained, the North Dakota Department of Health reported. RIM Operating Inc. reported that 250 barrels -- 10,500 gallons -- of produced saltwater, a byproduct...
February 11, 2014 - 12:51pm
February 6, 2014
Enbridge runs through spill drill ahead of Sandpiper project
GRAND FORKS — The scenario would be, to put it lightly, catastrophic. It’s a warm day, with a slight wind coming from the northwest. Sometime in the middle of the morning, an excavator accidently breaches a pipeline carrying crude oil near the Red River’s shore. A control...
February 6, 2014 - 6:44pm
February 4, 2014
ND senators push for Keystone XL approval: Hoeven hosts bipartisan press conference, urging Obama to approve the proposed pipeline
The State Department’s final environmental impact study on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in the books, and North Dakota’s senators were...
February 4, 2014 - 11:14pm
January 23, 2014
Saltwater spill reported near Montana border
A spill that released approximately 320 barrels of saltwater was reported Thursday about 25 miles southwest of Watford City, the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources Oil and Gas Division stated in a release. The spill — which was reported to state officials by Alturas...
January 23, 2014 - 3:48pm
January 9, 2014
Brine spill reported in Bowman County, got into creek
MARMARTH — About 50 barrels of saltwater leaked from a pipeline approximately 9.5 miles south of Marmarth, and got into the nearby Kid Creek stream. The saltwater, which has three to four times the salinity of “what we’d like to see,” leaked from an underground pipeline...
January 9, 2014 - 4:02pm
December 10, 2013
Official: Saltwater spill near Medora contained
MEDORA — A spill detected Sunday morning released nearly 30,000 gallons of saltwater and 20 barrels of oil near a tributary of the Little Missouri River in Billings County, according to an official with the North Dakota Department of Health. “We understand the spill probably...
December 10, 2013 - 10:30pm
December 2, 2013
Health department monitors spill near McGregor
McGREGOR, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health is monitoring a 200-barrel spill that occurred at an oil well about 4 miles southeast of here. The spill released flowback water, which is a combination of produced water and fluid used for hydraulic fracturing. The initial...
December 2, 2013 - 5:36pm
Pipeline leak did not reach Little Missouri
MARMARTH – Last week’s pipeline leak that spilled 17,000 barrels of saltwater near the Montana-North Dakota state line has not affected the Little Missouri River, the North Dakota Department of Health said Monday. Cleanup on the North Dakota area affected by the spill is complete...
December 2, 2013 - 5:30pm
Valve leak causes spill near Maxbass
MAXBASS – A valve leak at a water injection well four miles northwest of here caused a spill of oil and saltwater, the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources said Monday. The initial report from company Denbury Onshore indicates that 50 barrels of oil and 300 barrels of...
December 2, 2013 - 3:16pm
November 29, 2013
State spill website expected to launch next week
BISMARCK — A website designed to improve public access to information about oil spills and releases of other potentially harmful liquids in North Dakota will launch next week, barring any unforeseen issues, a state health official said Friday. The North Dakota Department of Health...
November 29, 2013 - 8:59pm
November 21, 2013
Tank near Powers Lake overflows and spills oil, brine
POWERS LAKE – About 20 barrels of oil and 680 barrels of saltwater spilled near here today after a tank overflowed at a saltwater disposal well, the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division said. The spill, reported by Oasis Petroleum, was contained...
November 21, 2013 - 5:36pm
November 12, 2013
ND health agents testing water at oil spill site
BISMARCK — State health officials are working this week to verify that the recent spill of about 20,000 barrels of oil in northwestern North Dakota did not contaminate groundwater. Tesoro Corp. found no contamination during earlier testing, but state crews were at the site near...
November 12, 2013 - 12:14pm
November 6, 2013
300-barrel saltwater spill reported near Grenora
GRENORA — A valve that was inadvertently left open caused a spill of about 300 barrels of saltwater at a Williams County oil well site, the North Dakota Department of Health said Wednesday. After a tanker truck filled up at a well site about 13 miles southeast of Grenora, a valve...
November 6, 2013 - 6:30pm
Other Views: No oil spill qualifies as ‘little’
In responding to what is believed to be the largest crude oil spill in North Dakota history, and the subsequent revelation that 300 spills have been kept from the public since January 2012, the state’s top oil regulator said he’s worried about “over reporting” spills. Mineral...
November 6, 2013 - 3:56pm