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More than 21,000 gallons of saltwater leak in northwest ND

BISMARCK, N.D. — The state Department of Health says a pipeline that leaked about 21,000 gallons of saltwater in northwest North Dakota has impacted a nearby wetland. The pipeline owned by Oasis Petroleum LLC leaked approximately 500 barrels of saltwater, or brine, about 11 miles northwest of Powers Lake. The health department says 475 barrels of the spill have been ...

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Water disposal thrives amid oil slump

Though waste water management is an often overlooked component of oil and gas operations, Community Radio for Northern Colorado reports that it’s a field on the rise. Wastewater disposal accounts for a significant portion of production expenses; Bluefield Research, a water consulting firm, reports that American frackers spent more than $6 billion on water management in 2014. T-Rex Oil intends ...

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Legislation could define management of brackish water

Although questions remain on how to manage brackish water, the salty, mineral-loaded resource is part of the answer to the ongoing drought. It is estimated that Texas aquifers hold 2.7 billion acre-feet of brackish groundwater, said Kyle Frazier, Texas Desalination Association executive director. Texas uses about 16 million gallons of water annually, meaning the salty resource could sustain the state ...

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ND bill might require more monitoring on saltwater pipelines

BISMARCK, N.D. — Bipartisan legislation that would require additional monitoring and safeguards for North Dakota pipelines that carry briny oilfield wastewater has been amended to allow regulators to make the decision on an individual basis. No one spoke against the changes to the proposed legislation Thursday. The measure was filed in the wake of a recent 3-million gallon leak near ...

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ND Dems to file bill aimed at saltwater pipeline monitoring

BISMARCK, N.D. — Democrats have promised to file legislation that would mandate additional monitoring and safeguards for pipelines that carry briny oilfield wastewater. The pledge comes after a 3-million gallon leak near Williston in western North Dakota. It’s been called the largest saltwater spill of North Dakota’s current oil boom Democratic leaders in the House and Senate say their bill ...

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Summit Midstream unsure when pipeline will resume operation

On Thursday Summit Midstream Partners LP announced that the company is unsure when its damaged saltwater line in North Dakota will return to operating as usual, according to a report from Reuters. On January 6 the pipeline rupture was detected north of Williston. State officials estimate that nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil and gas drilling was ...

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Tanker tumbles over embankment

SHESHEQUIN TOWNSHIP — First responders from multiple municipalities arrived on the scene of a water tanker truck which had careened off the side of the road while traveling down Ghent Hill in Sheshequin Township Monday morning. According to volunteers on scene, the tanker was carrying a load of “brine” water which is used during the hydrofracking process. “Fracking” is done ...

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