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Oil and brine spill reported in Williams County

The North Dakota Department of Health has announced another oil and brine spill, the third such incident to happen this month. According to a report from United Press International (UPI), the Health Department received notice from Oasis Petroleum that 490 barrels of oil and 455 barrels of brine were released due to storage tank overflow. The health department reports that ...

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Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line

BILLINGS, Mont. — Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress pushes for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline — a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into Montana’s Yellowstone River earlier this month. The recent spill temporarily fouled a city’s water supply and became the latest in a ...

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Montana oil spill estimate lowered to 30,000 gallons

BILLINGS, Mont. — Authorities have lowered their estimate of how much oil spilled from a broken pipeline beneath the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana, briefly contaminating the water supply of a city downstream. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman Wendy Thomi said Monday that Bridger Pipeline Co. recovered about 20,000 gallons of crude from its pipeline. That’s 10,000 gallons more than ...

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Montana oil spill adds to fears about proposed pipeline

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A pipeline oil spill in Montana that contaminated a river and a city’s drinking water supply is adding to fears about a proposed pipeline to carry oil from western North Dakota to a terminal in Illinois for distribution to refineries in eastern states. Many people who commented Thursday at a public hearing in Sioux Falls, South ...

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Oil and gas spill report for Jan. 19

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The following spills were reported to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in the past two weeks. Information is based on Form 19, which operators must fill out detailing the leakage/spill events. Any spill release which may impact waters of the state must be reported as soon as practical. Any spill of five barrels or more must be reported ...

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Bill Barrett reports old spill near Windsor

The Bill Barrett Corp., a Denver-based oil and gas company, reported an old oil spill near Windsor on Tuesday, according to an article in The Coloradoan. The spill resulted in ground contamination near Weld county roads 70 and 23, where the corporation had previously operated a drilling site, according to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). “It’s impossible ...

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Yellowstone oil spill now estimated at 40,000 gallons

The amount of oil spilled into the Yellowstone River from a broken pipeline is now estimated at 40,320 gallons, Montana officials reported. Pipeline owner Bridger Pipeline LLC was able to retrieve 240 barrels of the crude oil from the broken 12-inch pipeline located 6 miles upstream from Glendive. The pipeline broke beneath the Yellowstone River on Saturday. Dawson County, where ...

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Oil and gas spill report for Dec. 29

The following spills were reported to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in the past two weeks. Information is based on Form 19, which operators must fill out detailing the leakage/spill events. Any spill release which may impact waters of the state must be reported as soon as practical. Any spill of five barrels or more must be reported ...

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250-barrel spill contained at Divide County well

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Oil and Gas Division says a 250-barrel oil spill has been contained at a well in Divide County. Continental Resources Inc. reported a failed tank on Wednesday at the site about 10 miles northeast of Wildrose. Regulators say a state inspector has been to the site, and the spilled oil was contained and recovered. ...

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Oil, saltwater spills in 3 locations

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Today the Department of Mineral Resources stated that there was a contained oil spill one mile north of Williston. A failed valve is the reported cause of the 400 barrel spill. The well, dubbed the M. Macklin 15-22 1H, is owned by Statoil Oil & Gas LP.  A state inspector will visit the site within the day. Last night the ...

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