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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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2,500 gallons of saltwater and oil reach tributary to creek

BISMARCK, N.D. — The state Department of Health says about 2,500 gallons of saltwater and 200 gallons of oil have been spilled and have impacted a tributary of a creek in northwest North Dakota. The department says the approximately 60 barrels of brine and five barrels of oil impacted a tributary of Stony Creek near Bowbells. It says impacted water ...

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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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820 barrels of brine, 25 barrels of oil spill in western ND

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BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota heath officials say 820 barrels of brine and 25 barrels of oil have spilled in western North Dakota. The North Dakota Department of Health says the incident happened in Renville County, about 5 miles southeast of Tolley, at an oil well site operated by Texas-based Enduro Operating. Seventy barrels of the spilled brine left the ...

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Brine spills into creek north of Williston

The North Dakota Department of Health has reported that an unspecified amount of material used in the hydraulic fracturing production process was released into a creek in Williams County. The Department of Health was notified of the spill by Summit Midstream. The produced salt water known as brine was released approximately 15 miles north of Williston from a disposal line. ...

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Waste injection site picking up momentum in the Bakken

October marked the opening of Citadel Energy’s first of nine saltwater disposal facilities planned for North Dakota, and disposal services have been climbing steadily, according to the Forum News Service. Citadel, a freshwater provider and oilfield waste management company operating in the Bakken, has begun handling the disposal of produced and flowback water at its site dubbed the Pembroke SWD ...

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15-barrel brine spill in North Dakota contained

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MCGREGOR, N.D. — North Dakota health officials say a 15-barrel brine spill in far western North Dakota has been contained. The North Dakota Department of Health says operator Continental Resources, Inc., has reported that the brine spilled was caused by a gasket leak on a brine pipeline. Brine is an unwanted byproduct of oil production that is many times saltier ...

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