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32K gallons of saltwater spilled, recovered near Tioga

TIOGA, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Oil and Gas Division says more than 32,000 gallons of what is known as produced water spilled and was cleaned up at an oil field site in Mountrail County. Produced water is a mixture of saltwater and oil that can contain drilling chemicals. Hess Bakken Investments II LLC reported the spill at a tank ...

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Public hearing planned for proposed North Dakota oil pipeline

STANLEY, N.D. — North Dakota regulators have slated a public hearing in Stanley on a proposed $18 million crude oil pipeline in Mountrail County. The North Dakota Public Service Commission will take testimony Jan. 12 on Sacagawea Pipeline Co.’s permit application for the new 8-mile long, 12-inch diameter crude oil pipeline and associated facilities. The pipeline would transport oil from ...

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Pipeline reclamation program fields 2 dozen complaints

BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota program aimed at helping resolve disputes over pipeline reclamation has fielded about two dozen requests for help so far. The Legislature earlier this year created the pipeline restoration and reclamation oversight pilot program. It’s meant to help resolve disputes between pipeline companies and landowners or tenants. Twenty-three requests had been filed as of the ...

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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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ND seeking public comment on oilfield waste landfill

The North Dakota Department of Health has opened a 30-day window to receive public comments regarding a proposed 39-acre oilfield waste landfill, reports the Forum News Service (FNS). The Black Mallard Disposal Facility, which would be located three miles south of Ross in Mountrail County, would mostly take in solidified drill cuttings and soils or other materials contaminated by spills. ...

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Re-route of proposed Lake Sakakawea pipeline approved

A proposed oil pipeline set to cross Lake Sakakawea has changed its permit application by adjusting the route in 29 places, reports the Forum News Service (FNS). The $100 million pipeline, proposed to the North Dakota Public Service Commission by Sacagawea Pipeline Co. LLC in March, would stretch 70 miles from an oil terminal in McKenzie County near Keene to ...

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Williston water treatment plant has been expanded

WILLISTON, N.D. — An expansion project at Williston’s water treatment plant is complete, enabling a regional water system to expand the number of people it can serve. The plant is treating Missouri River water for the Western Area Water Supply Project, which hopes to serve 160,000 people by 2038 in the region that includes North Dakota’s bustling oil patch. Williston’s ...

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