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Regulators: More than 14,000 gallons of saltwater spill

Regulators: More than 14,000 gallons of saltwater spill

GRASSY BUTTE, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota oil regulators say more than 14,000 gallons of saltwater have spilled from a central tank battery about 14 miles southwest of Grassy Butte (BYOOT) in Billings County. The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division says Cobra Oil and Gas Corp. reported that the 14,280 gallons were released, contained and recovered at the site. ...

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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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Cleanup of Bakken oil spill nears completion

The cleanup of a North Dakota well blowout that occurred last week is nearing completion, according to a report by The Bismarck Tribune. The well released 600 barrels, or 25,000 gallons, of oil and saltwater. The incident took place on January 2 at a well site owned and operated by the private firm Petro-Hunt LLC.  A company spokesman reported to ...

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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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Statoil well spills saltwater in Mountrail County

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The North Dakota Oil and Gas division announced today that there has been a saltwater release six miles southwest of Ross, ND. A valve failure has caused 830 barrels, or 34,860 gallons, of saltwater to be released. The well is owned by Statoil Oil & Gas LP. The spill has been contained and recovered on site. Earlier this week it ...

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Plea agreement reached in illegal dumping case

Earlier this year a driver from Black Hills Trucking Inc. was accused of illegally dumping saltwater out of his truck in Williams County. Today the Associated Press reported that Leo Slemin announced he will be pleading guilty to the charge due to a plea agreement. The agreement has resulted in a one-year jail sentence, three years of suspended probation and ...

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Statoil site spills oil, saltwater in Mountrail County, ND

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media The Dickinson Press reported today that on Tuesday 427 barrels of oil and 142 barrels of saltwater (approximately 13,500 and 4,473 gallons) were released at the Anderson 28-33 3H well seven miles south of Ross, ND. The spill has been contained and recovered. This is the second spill from a Statoil site this month. ...

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Another saltwater spill in McKenzie County

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media A Statoil pipeline is reported to have leaked 75 barrels of saltwater in McKenzie County today.  The Dickinson Press stated that the leak is less than a week old based on an aerial inspection done the week before. The spill is still in the preliminary estimation stage, and Statoil is in the process of ...

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Lightning a threat to ND saltwater disposal sites

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By Josh Wood | Associated Press WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Three massive fires since the beginning of June have highlighted the threat lightning poses in the North Dakota oil patch, and in each case it was tanks that store the toxic saltwater associated with drilling — not the oil wells or drilling rigs — that were to blame. The lightning-sparked ...

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Another brine spill caused by lightning near Alexander, ND

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Lightning struck an oilfield site yesterday around 5 p.m. devastating nine saltwater tanks and two oil tanks. Over 2,000 barrels of post-production brine was released, along with 167 barrels (5177 gallons) of oil. Post-production brine is much more difficult to clean up than oil, due to its almost immediate absorption into the soil. Spills ...

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