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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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Over 33K gallons of saltwater spill in western North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — The state Department of Health says more than 33,000 gallons of saltwater has spilled in western North Dakota. The department says the spill is at a site operated by Hillstone Environmental Partners LLC in McKenzie County. The department says it doesn’t appear surface waters have been impacted. The site of the spill, reported Wednesday, is still being ...

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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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Oil and saltwater release contained in Williams County

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division says about 2,100 gallons of oil and 12,600 gallons barrels of saltwater were released, contained and recovered on a site just outside of Williston. StatOil Oil and Gas LP reported Wednesday’s incident to the state division. The company reported that the cause of the contained fluid release at the oil ...

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Updated: Five Bakken producers ordered to restrict production

Following North Dakota State’s implementation of new rules to reduce flaring, the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division is taking regulatory action on five oil and gas operators that are flaring more gas than the permitted amount, according to the Forum News Service (FNS). Beginning this month, these companies are required to decrease production to 100 barrels per day on ...

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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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Oil company requesting flaring exceptions for 140 oil wells

BISMARCK, N.D. — An oil company is asking the state regulators to grant an exception to North Dakota’s flaring rate requirements for 140 of its oil wells in Dunn and McKenzie counties. The Bismarck Tribune reports that XTO Energy is arguing it has nowhere to take its gas because gas-processing company OneOK couldn’t secure an easement agreement and build a 20-mile ...

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