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Bakken water supply: Program allowing irrigation water for fracking ends

Infrastructure in western North Dakota is finally catching up with demand, evident in the state engineer’s office discontinuation of a program which allowed farmers to sell irrigation water for use in the oil and gas industry. As reported by the Forum News Service (FNS), in 2011, the engineer’s office created the Industrial Water Use in Lieu of Irrigation Policy in ...

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Timeline of 180k gallon brine spill questioned

Last week, large volumes of saltwater were spilled in the northwest corner of North Dakota due to a broken pipeline, reports the North Dakota Department of Health. The spill occurred about seven miles northwest of Crosby in Divide County, releasing over 4,000 barrels, or over roughly 179,000 gallons, of brine water. According to the Williston Herald, Oklahoma-based Samson Resources reported ...

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Hearing set for proposed ethane pipeline in western ND

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Public Service Commission has slated a public hearing for a proposed $85 million ethane pipeline in Divide and Williams counties. The meeting is slated for Thursday in Williston for the planned 47-mile-long pipeline proposed by Vantage Pipeline US. The pipeline would start near Williston and connect to an existing Vantage ethane pipeline system near ...

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Oil leaks in Divide County; brine spilled in Burke County

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota health officials say around 42 gallons of oil has spilled in Divide County after a pipeline leaked. Condor Petroleum, Inc., also reported that around 1,638 gallons of produced water, or brine, have been released. The North Dakota Department of Health said it’s evaluating a nearby wetland for impacts to water quality. Officials say a brine ...

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Public hearing on proposed oil pipeline scheduled in Crosby

CROSBY, N.D. — North Dakota’s Public Service Commission is holding a public hearing in Crosby on Monday on a proposed oil pipeline in Divide and Burke counties. Meadowlark Midstream Co. has submitted an application for the proposed 46-mile-long Global Stampede Pipeline. It would have the capacity to move 50,000 barrels of crude per day, from a pump station near Fortuna ...

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Water boil order remains in Divide and Burke counties

BISMARCK, N.D. — A boil order for tap water in communities in Divide and Burke counties will remain in place at least until Tuesday. Residents of communities including Crosby, Fortuna, Noonan and Columbus were told last weekend to boil tap water or use bottled water after a break in a Western Area Water Supply Authority pipeline underneath a wetland. A ...

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Temporary water line in place for Divide, Burke counties

BISMARCK, N.D. — A temporary pipeline has been installed to bring water to people in Divide and Burke counties. Residents of communities including Crosby, Fortuna, Noonan and Columbus were told over the weekend to boil tap water or use bottled water after a break in a Western Area Water Supply Authority pipeline underneath a wetland. About 2,000 people were affected. ...

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Boil order in effect for people in Divide, Burke counties

BISMARCK, N.D. — Residents of communities in Divide and Burke counties have been told to boil tap water or use bottled water after a break in a Western Area Water Supply Authority pipeline. The state Health Department issued the boil order Sunday. It’s in effect until further notice for communities including Crosby, Fortuna, Noonan and Columbus. The water system brings ...

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