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Fluid release contained in Bowman County

March 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

RHAME – A stuck valve caused the release of 340 barrels of oil and 220 barrels of saltwater at a Bowman County central tank battery.

All fluids were contained at the site and recovered. Continental Resources reported the leak happened …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Fluid release contained in Bowman County

March 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

RHAME – A stuck valve caused the release of 340 barrels of oil and 220 barrels of saltwater at a Bowman County central tank battery.

All fluids were contained at the site and recovered. Continental Resources reported the leak happened …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Helms email: ‘I just don’t see much value in public comment’

January 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

Regulator who would consider comments under ‘extraordinary places’ policy says statement must be taken in context

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s top oil regulator, who would be in charge of considering public comments under a proposed “extrao…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Democrats say oil regulation, promotion duties should be split

January 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s Democratic legislative leadership is calling for the state to separate the oil regulation and promotion responsibilities of the director of the Department of  Mineral Resources.

In a letter sent today, the state …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Mountrail County faults Helms for lack of communication: Department approved oil waste disposal near well

January 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

STANLEY — Mountrail County leaders told the state’s top oil regulator Tuesday to get his department’s communications in line after an oversight led to a waste pit being located too close to a city’s water well.
Commissioners told Department …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Mountrail County faults Helms for lack of communication: Department approved oil waste disposal near well

January 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

STANLEY — Mountrail County leaders told the state’s top oil regulator Tuesday to get his department’s communications in line after an oversight led to a waste pit being located too close to a city’s water well.
Commissioners told Department …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Officials question how waste pit was put near water

January 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

ROSS — Officials in Mountrail County say state regulators “dropped the ball” when a field inspector approved an oilfield waste pit too close to the water well for the city of Ross.
The pit is no longer in use, but the situation is prompting lo…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Officials question how waste pit was put near water

January 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

ROSS — Officials in Mountrail County say state regulators “dropped the ball” when a field inspector approved an oilfield waste pit too close to the water well for the city of Ross.
The pit is no longer in use, but the situation is prompting lo…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Radioactive waste comes to the surface

November 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — The state’s oil industry generates 75 tons of low-level radioactive waste per day and the state has few rules on how to handle it, but does say it can’t be dumped here.
But the waste does show up in illegally in North Dakota landfi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Radioactive waste comes to the surface

November 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — The state’s oil industry generates 75 tons of low-level radioactive waste per day and the state has few rules on how to handle it, but does say it can’t be dumped here.
But the waste does show up in illegally in North Dakota landfi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com