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The timeline of the ND oil spill


Tioga oil spill: Who knew what, and when By: Forum News Service, INFORUM   Sept. 29: Between 8:30 and 9 p.m.*, landowner Steve Jensen discovers oil in his wheat field. Within minutes, Tesoro is notified. After 10 p.m.: North Dakota Department of Health is first notified of spill through North Dakota Department of Emergency Services. Sept. 30: 12:16 a.m.: National Response ...

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State officials answer to ND lawmakers regarding oil spill

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BISMARCK – North Dakota lawmakers questioned state officials Monday about the response to the worst oil spill since the state’s current energy boom began, with one state regulator describing it as a “breakdown and delay of notification.” The underground pipeline break near Tioga leaked 20,600 barrels of oil into a wheat field before the farmer, Steve Jensen, discovered the spill ...

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ND pipeline restart unsure

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NEW YORK – Tesoro Logistics LP does not have a specific date for the restart of the North Dakota pipeline that spilled 20,600 barrels of Bakken oil onto farmland in late September, the company said on Monday. The six-inch pipeline was carrying crude oil from the Bakken shale to a rail facility outside Columbus, North Dakota, when it ruptured, leaking ...

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Regulator says ND oil spill may have been caused by corrosion

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NEW YORK – Initial investigations following a 20,600-barrel leak on Tesoro Logistics LP pipeline in North Dakota point to corrosion on the 20-year-old pipeline, state regulators said on Friday. The six-inch pipeline was carrying crude oil from the Bakken shale play to the Stampede rail facility outside Columbus, North Dakota when a farmer discovered oil spouting from the pipeline on ...

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