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Lightning strike causes oil, salt water spill

June 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

ROSS — A lightning strike at 4:30 a.m. Friday caused 580 barrels of oil and 1,800 barrels of salt water to be released near Ross in Mountrail County, according to the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division.

The strike at a salt water disposal well cau…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Piping leak spills 275 barrels of oil in Divide Co.

March 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

FORTUNA — A valve failure in piping caused the leak of about 275 barrels of oil in Divide County on Thursday, the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division reported Friday.

American Eagle Energy Corp. reported the leak, and said the oil has been containe…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Brine spilled, contained in Williams County

February 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

A valve leak spilled about 342 barrels of brine, or salt water, Thursday at a well about 14 miles southwest of Alamo in Williams County, the Department of Mineral Resources reported Friday.
All the liquid was contained and recovered at the HRC Opera…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Brine spilled, contained in Williams County

February 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

A valve leak spilled about 342 barrels of brine, or salt water, Thursday at a well about 14 miles southwest of Alamo in Williams County, the Department of Mineral Resources reported Friday.
All the liquid was contained and recovered at the HRC Opera…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

600 gallons of fluid allegedly spilled at airport: Station operations director denies fluid was toxic

February 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

The North Dakota Department of Health is looking into a possible spill of a potentially toxic fluid at Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport earlier this month.
A “concerned citizen” relayed information last week about an incident where approximat…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Crews work to regain control of N.D. oil well

February 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

WATFORD CITY – Crews are trying to regain control of an oil well south of Watford City after a blowout prompted 15 workers to flee for safety.

The oil well blowout occurred Thursday night after a piece of equipment failed at a well about seven m…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Crews work to regain control of an oil well

February 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

WATFORD CITY – Crews are trying to regain control of an oil well south of Watford City after a blowout prompted 15 workers to flee for safety.

The oil well blowout occurred Thursday night after a piece of equipment failed at a well about seven m…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Enbridge runs through spill drill ahead of Sandpiper project

February 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The scenario would be, to put it lightly, catastrophic.

It’s a warm day, with a slight wind coming from the northwest. Sometime in the middle of the morning, an excavator accidently breaches a pipeline carrying crude oil near the…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND senators push for Keystone XL approval: Hoeven hosts bipartisan press conference, urging Obama to approve the proposed pipeline

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

The State Department’s final environmental impact study on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in the books, and North Dakota’s senators were part of a bipartisan group of six who joined with business leaders Tuesday to advocate for its approval.
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Saltwater spill reported near Montana border

January 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

A spill that released approximately 320 barrels of saltwater was reported Thursday about 25 miles southwest of Watford City, the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources Oil and Gas Division stated in a release.

The spill — which was reporte…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com