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Texas regulator maintains gas company permits despite earthquakes

AUSTIN, Texas — The regulatory agency overseeing the oil and gas industry in Texas has voted to maintain the wastewater injection permits for two companies whose North Texas wells are believed to have caused a series of small earthquakes. The Texas Railroad Commission decided Tuesday to allow the permits. The commission previously ordered hearings after a university study suggested the ...

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State IDs faulty tanks; now tank law is being scaled back

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After a 2014 chemical spill polluted drinking water for more than 300,000 people in West Virginia, lawmakers there quickly mandated tighter surveillance of the state’s chemical storage tanks. It revealed dozens of tanks that shouldn’t have been in service still posed a potential threat to drinking water for more than 134,000 people downstream. Many were corroded and ...

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Top 5 Bakken stories of the week

Here are the top five stories from Bakken.com for the week of January 17 through January 23. Enjoy! 5. Cleanup underway for nearly 3M-gallon saltwater spill in ND Cleanup is underway after nearly 3 million gallons of brine, a salty, toxic byproduct of oil and natural gas production, leaked from a pipeline in western North Dakota, the largest spill of its ...

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Barriers set up, water tested at site of North Dakota spill

BISMARCK, N.D. — Earthen barriers have been set up across a creek and water was being tested Thursday around the site of a nearly 3 million-gallon leak of saltwater generated by oil drilling, the largest spill of its kind during North Dakota’s current oil rush. The berms were built at Blacktail Creek to prevent potentially contaminated water from flowing out ...

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After latest spill, ND Democrats to revisit monitoring bill

BISMARCK, N.D. — Following the largest saltwater spill of North Dakota’s current oil boom, Democrats in the state legislature said Thursday they will revisit measures overwhelmingly rejected two years ago that would mandate additional monitoring and safeguards. Cleanup was underway after the spill of nearly 3 million gallons of brine leaked from a pipeline in western North Dakota. It affected ...

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ND official: 3M gallons of saltwater spills, damage unclear

WILLISTON, N.D. — State officials say nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil drilling has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, though the environmental effects aren’t immediately clear. State health official Dave Glatt said Wednesday that the leak was detected Jan. 6, north of Williston. It’s the largest saltwater spill since the state’s oil boom began in 2006, ...

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Brine spill near Williston largest since ND’s oil boom began

WILLISTON, N.D. — A North Dakota health official says a 70,000-barrel brine spill near Williston that has affected two creeks is the largest since the state’s oil boom began. Dave Glatt with the state Department of Health’s environmental health section says operator Summit Midstream has begun the cleanup process and inspectors have been monitoring the affected area. Brine is an ...

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