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Explosion razes waste disposal facility near Alexander

A fire so massive that it could not be approached by firefighters erupted after an explosion at an oil waste disposal site north of Alexander, North Dakota. According to KXNews, McKenzie County Emergency Manager Karlin Rockvoy said the only thing to do at first was watch the fire burn itself out. The explosion occurred at approximately 3:30 a.m. Emergency responders from ...

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Saltwater, oil released near Alexander

oil slick

A release has been reported five miles north of Alexander, ND in McKenzie County. The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division reported today that four barrels of oil and 317 barrels of saltwater were spilled at a Whiting Oil and Gas well. The release has been contained at the Taylor 14-7H central tank battery. The incident was the result of a ...

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ND oil patch road projects bring calm to towns

dusty road

ALEXANDER, N.D.— For the first time in a long time, the main street in the North Dakota oil patch community of Alexander is quiet. Oil field traffic would pack the no-stoplight town just a few weeks ago between Williston and Watford City, with 13,000 vehicles a day creeping through. Now, with a 3.8-mile highway bypass completed, the nonstop flow of ...

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Damaged pipeline spills nearly 300 barrels of oil


By Forum News Service, INFORUM ALEXANDER, N.D. – Approximately 300 barrels of oil were spilled near here after a trenching operation accidentally damaged part of the Belle Fourche Pipeline in McKenzie County on Saturday. According the the North Dakota Department of Health, no bodies of water were affected by the spill because most of the oil was confined to the trench. ...

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Tank overflow reported at oil well near Alexander


By Forum News Service  ALEXANDER — An unexpected increase in well pressure caused a tank to overflow and release 1,100 barrels of liquids at an oil and gas well about 4 miles southwest of Alexander, the Department of Mineral Resources said Wednesday. An estimated 650 barrels of oil, or 27,300 gallons, and an estimated 450 barrels of brine, or 18,900 gallons, ...

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Giant truck wash sets up in oil patch

Jeff Schultz

By Lauren Donovan ALEXANDER, N.D. — Old records get smashed just about every day in the oil patch, so it’s no real surprise that it now may be home to the world’s largest truck wash. At least that’s owner Jeff Schutz’s take on the scale of the Kwik n Kleen at the corner of U.S. Highway 85 and N.D. Highway 68 just ...

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Bypass project underway in Alexander


ALEXANDER — Alexander will start getting some soul back after losing it to a daily stream of 12,000 rigs from the Bakken oil boom. Alexander Mayor Jerry Hatter was pleased as punch at a Tuesday morning ceremony to herald the start of a 3.7-mile-long bypass that will take thousands of semi trucks around the west side of town in-stead of ...

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