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Flooding affects oil wells near confluence of Yellowstone, Missouri rivers

March 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON, N.D. – State officials are monitoring oil wells that are being affected by flooding near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers, the North Dakota Department of Health said.

The flooding is a result of ice jams downstrea…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Flooding affects oil wells near confluence of Yellowstone, Missouri rivers

March 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON, N.D. – State officials are monitoring oil wells that are being affected by flooding near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers, the North Dakota Department of Health said.

The flooding is a result of ice jams downstrea…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Cleanup of 2006 ND saltwater spill still ongoing

July 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK It’s been called the worst environmental disaster in state history: A broken oil pipeline belched more than a million gallons of saltwater into a northwestern North Dakota creek, aquifer and pond. Yet nearly eight years later, cleanup efforts are ongoing with no end in sight, state health officials say. Continue Reading

Panel calls for pipeline improvements

May 28, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) A state panel created to help prevent a repeat of last year’s oil spill into the Yellowstone River is calling for pipeline technology upgrades by companies and more money for government inspectors.
Those recommendations are in a report due for release today by the governor-appointed Pipeline Safety Review Council. Continue Reading

Montana panel calls for pipeline safety improvements

May 28, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) A state panel created to help prevent a repeat of last year’s oil spill into the Yellowstone River is calling for technology upgrades by companies and more money for pipeline inspectors. Continue Reading

Montana panel calls for pipeline safety improvements

May 28, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) A state panel created to help prevent a repeat of last year’s oil spill into the Yellowstone River is calling for technology upgrades by companies and more money for pipeline inspectors.
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Exxon Mobil agrees to $1.6M penalty

January 19, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

An oil spill crew worker for Oil Mop Emergency Response steps out of a ring of absorbent pads July 11 along a flood plain of the Yellowstone River where oil was found collected near Laurel, Mont. Exxon Mobil agreed Thursday to pay the state of Montana $1.6 million in penalties over water pollution caused by this pipeline break last summer that fouled dozens of miles of shoreline along the scenic Yellowstone River, a state official said. Continue Reading

Cause of Yellowstone oil spill remains unknown

July 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It likely will be months before investigators know what caused an ExxonMobil pipeline to rupture near Billings, Mont., unleashing crude oil into the Yellowstone River, a federal safety official said Thursday. Continue Reading

Oil spill cause could take months to determine

July 14, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON (AP) It will likely be months before investigators know what caused an ExxonMobil oil pipeline to rupture near Billings, Mont., spilling about 1,000 barrels of crude oil into the Yellowstone River, a federal safety official said Thursday.

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N.D.: No oil in state’s rivers from Montana oil spill

July 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota officials say test results confirmed Friday that rivers in the northwestern part of the state have not been affected by an oil pipeline rupture July 1 in the Yellowstone River near Billings, Mont. Continue Reading