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Regulator: Corroded pipeline likely cause of saltwater spill

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Health Department says a corroded steel pipeline is the likely cause of a big saltwater spill in Bowman County. State environmental scientist Bill Suess (sees) says the 168,000-gallon spill occurred Tuesday morning about 9 miles southwest of Rhame at a well site owned by Texas-based Denbury Onshore LLC. The company did not return telephone ...

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Pipeline struck by construction equipment leaks crude oil

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Department of Health says it has been notified of a pipeline leak in McKenzie County four miles southwest of Watford City that spilled more than 9,000 gallons of crude oil. The department says that the pipeline owned by American Midstream (Bakken) LLC leaked 9,450 gallons after it was struck by construction equipment. The information ...

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Vandalism may have caused oil spill in Williams County

An oil spill in Williams County is suspected to have been caused by vandalism, the North Dakota Department of Health reported Monday. The spill was first noticed on Friday at a Murex Petroleum-operated well site, roughly 2.5 miles northwest of Tioga, North Dakota. Bill Suess, the Department of Health spill investigation program manager, told the Forum News Service that on ...

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Fracking and fire cause two Bakken spills

Last week the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division reported two spills in Dunn and Williams counties, caused by a valve failure during a nearby hydraulic fracturing operation and a fire, respectively. According to the Forum News Service (FNS), on Tuesday Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Co. reported the valve failure and resulting spill in Dunn County, approximately 13 miles ...

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