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Pipeline spill leaks 149 barrels of briny oil wastewater

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State Health Department officials say a pipeline leak in Dunn County spilled more than 6,250 gallons of oil and saltwater, a byproduct of oil production. State environmental scientist Bill Suess (sees) says Marathon Oil reported the 149-barrel spill Tuesday at a well it owns about 6 miles north of Killdeer. The Houston-based company did not immediately ...

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North Dakota drilling rights auction nets nearly $8.5M

BISMARCK, N.D. — A quarterly state auction for oil drilling rights on North Dakota state land has fetched nearly $8.5 million. The Bismarck Tribune reports that more than 10,500 mineral acres in nine counties were auctioned Tuesday at the state Capitol. A total of 340 acres were auctioned for over $3.6 million in Mountrail County. About 245 acres went for ...

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Top 5 Bakken stories of the week

Here are the top five stories from Bakken.com for the week of September 12th through the 18th. Enjoy! 5. North Dakota may let more oil wells be temporarily idled WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota’s oil regulators said on Monday they may allow more wells to be temporarily abandoned, a step that would permit producers to delay fracking beyond the typical ...

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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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Breaking even in the Bakken: Dunn County boasts lowest cost

Of the core counties in the Bakken, Dunn County boasts the lowest break-even costs for oil production, reports the Forum News Service (FNS). According to figures from the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, producers operating in Dunn County are able to begin collecting revenue after the $24 per barrel mark. In comparison, to the northwest in McKenzie County, the ...

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ND oil well blowout spews more than 23,000 gallons of crude

BISMARCK, N.D. — The state Health Department says a well blowout spewed more than 23,000 gallons of oil and 4,600 gallons of briny wastewater in Dunn County. Environmental scientist Bill Suess says the blowout occurred Saturday morning at a well owned by XTO Energy Inc., about 18 miles southeast of Watford City. Suess says the company reported the spill to ...

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Dunn County resident group still fights for landfill voice

MANNING, N.D. — Dunn County residents who have been fighting for months to have a say in the siting of oil and gas waste landfills have lost another battle. The group that wears bright orange T-shirts reading “We Are Dunn County” earlier this year unsuccessfully tried to get the County Commission to reinstate an old zoning rule that said landfills ...

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Oneok to connect 700 Bakken gas wells by year’s end

Last week Oklahoma-based natural gas company Oneok reported that it was on schedule to connect over 700 wells in the Williston Basin by the end of this year, and more than 600 next year. As reported by Reuters, Oneok Partners CEO Terry Spencer said the company has already connected more than 260 new wells in the Bakken region during the ...

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Whiting reports increased production, Bakken success

For the second quarter of 2015 Whiting Petroleum reported a two percent production increase over the previous quarter, according to The Bakken Magazine. The increase was despite the company’s first quarter sale of non-core acreage, which equaled 8,300 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed). Currently, the company is producing an average of 170,245 boed. Compared to last year, the ...

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