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Pipeline spill cleanup still ongoing in Billings County

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A pipeline spill last week in Billings County released around 4,200 barrels or 176,000 gallons of crude oil from the Belle Fourche Pipeline, approximately 16 miles northwest of Belfield.  Reuters reported that Bill Seuss, program manager for the North Dakota Department of Health, said approximately 3,100 barrels of the 4,200 spilled slid into Ash Coulee Creek, which feeds into the ...

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Regulator: Corroded pipeline likely cause of saltwater spill

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Health Department says a corroded steel pipeline is the likely cause of a big saltwater spill in Bowman County. State environmental scientist Bill Suess (sees) says the 168,000-gallon spill occurred Tuesday morning about 9 miles southwest of Rhame at a well site owned by Texas-based Denbury Onshore LLC. The company did not return telephone ...

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Eastern North Dakota pipeline shut down after gas leak

HARWOOD, N.D. (AP) — Magellan Midstream Partners has shut down a segment of pipeline between Fargo and Grand Forks because of a gasoline leak that prompted the precautionary evacuation of one home. Spokesman Tom Byers says the “pinhole” leak in the Harwood area this week spilled about 4,200 gallons of gasoline. The homeowner who was evacuated was the one who ...

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North Dakota regulators mull easing pipeline spill fine

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota regulators are considering easing a record $2.4 million fine levied against a Texas company for a pipeline spill that spewed saltwater and oil for three months before being detected. The North Dakota Industrial Commission, a three-member all-Republican panel led by Gov. Jack Dalrymple, approved the sanction in June against Woodlands, Texas-based Summit Midstream Partners and ...

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Oil spill cleanup an eerie sight

REFUGIO STATE BEACH, Calif. — The large, woodsy sign sounded a friendly warning about powerful riptides and dangerous backwash to the hordes of beachgoers who weren’t there: “When in Doubt, Don’t Go Out!” A few days before the usually packed Memorial Day weekend, that wasn’t a problem. There wasn’t a surfer, swimmer or camper in sight Wednesday. Instead, there were ...

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ND bill might require more monitoring on saltwater pipelines

BISMARCK, N.D. — Bipartisan legislation that would require additional monitoring and safeguards for North Dakota pipelines that carry briny oilfield wastewater has been amended to allow regulators to make the decision on an individual basis. No one spoke against the changes to the proposed legislation Thursday. The measure was filed in the wake of a recent 3-million gallon leak near ...

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Optimism in oil spills?

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By Lydia Gilbertson | Google+ Kinder Morgan has been criticized heavily this week because of their controversial statement concerning the benefits of oil spills. The context of the comment is a 15,000-page proposal for an attempted expansion of its Trans Mountain pipeline that runs through British Columbia. The application walks through each potential disaster that the pipeline could create and ...

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