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DEQ seeking information from public on Yellowstone River oil spill cleanup

DEQ seeking information from public on Yellowstone River oil spill cleanup

If crude oil from a 2011 pipeline break in the Yellowstone River near Laurel is still contaminating soil or sediment, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality wants to know about it.

December 12, 2014 1:30 pm Related Loading…

N.D. energy workers contain oil, water spill

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division says workers have contained 317 barrels of saltwater and four barrels of oil after a spill in the state's northwest corner.

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Unusual alliance on oil spill cleanup

Unusual alliance on oil spill cleanup

TIOGA, N.D. — On Monday, Patty Jensen delivered a treat to the workers doing the cleanup on the site of one of North Dakota’s largest oil spills.

October 06, 2014 6:40 am Photos

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BLM: Backhoe nicked pipe at Wyoming oil spill spot

BLM: Backhoe nicked pipe at Wyoming oil spill spot

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A 25,000-gallon oil spill in the Powder River Basin occurred after a backhoe nicked a 6-inch underground pipeline and, over time, corrosion turned the minor damage into an oil-spewing hole, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Tuesday.

August 26, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…

Mechanical failures blamed on 2 N.D. spills

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Health Department says mechanical failures are to blame for two separate spills in the state's oil patch.

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North Dakota pipeline oil spill cleanup continues

WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota's Department of Health says cleanup efforts continue in at least one of two pipeline spill sites that released a total of nearly 1,000 barrels of crude oil over the weekend.

June 09, 2014 2:54 pmLoading…

Pipeline trenching operation causes ND oil spill

ALEXANDER, N.D. — North Dakota health officials say a pipeline trenching operation near Alexander has caused a spill of about 300 barrels of oil.

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Cow gets blame for causing spill in N.D. oil patch

BISMARCK, N.D. — A cow is suspected of causing a spill of natural gas liquids near a tributary of the Little Missouri River, prompting North Dakota regulators to warn energy companies to ensure their facilities are bovine-proof.

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Officials: Oil spill in Powder River Basin won’t affect water supply

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Approximately 600 barrels of crude oil were spilled last week in the Powder River Basin after a leak sprang in a line owned by Belle Fourche Pipeline. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality issued a burn permit for the cleanup because the spill occurred on land wher…

May 28, 2014 3:42 pmLoading…
Interactive: Tracking crude oil spills along U.S. railways

Interactive: Tracking crude oil spills along U.S. railways

The growing popularity of shipping oil by rail as domestic production booms has brought a sharp increase in the number of crude releases from tank cars reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation from 1975 to 2014.

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Work continues at North Dakota oil spill site

BISMARCK, N.D. — Hundreds of barrels of fluid that leaked from a pipeline in western North Dakota have been contained, though regulators are unsure how much more will be recoverable by the company responsible for the spill.

April 15, 2014 12:09 pmLoading…
Oil spill cleanup

Oil spill cleanup

A clean-up crew loads dirt contaminated by an oil spill into trucks in Alexander, N.D., on March 21, a day after a pipeline owned by Enid, Okla.-based Hiland Crude LLC broke, spewing about 34,000 gallons of crude oil. 

March 27, 2014 12:04 pmLoading…
Cleanup of 2 N.D. oil spills continue; 1 nearly done

Cleanup of 2 N.D. oil spills continue; 1 nearly done

BISMARCK, N.D. — 

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N.D. oil pipeline break leaks 34,000 gallons of crude

BISMARCK, N.D. — Cleanup workers have contained about 34,000 gallons of crude that spewed from a broken oil pipeline in northwestern North Dakota, a state health official said Friday.

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EPA official to inspect oil spill site in N.D.

EPA official to inspect oil spill site in N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. — The federal Environmental Protection Agency will inspect the site of an oil spill into the Missouri and Yellowstone river confluence area near Williston today.

March 21, 2014 10:07 am Related Loading…
Oil company likely to be sanctioned in Missouri River spill

Oil company likely to be sanctioned in Missouri River spill

WILLISTON, N.D. — A Colorado oil company probably will be sanctioned for not heeding a warning to properly secure a North Dakota well that was swamped by floodwaters and spilled oil near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers, a state health official said Monday.

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North Dakota pipeline rupture spews 75 barrels of crude

BISMARCK, N.D. — Tesoro Corp. says an excavator struck an oil pipeline in western North Dakota, spilling about 75 barrels of crude, or about 3,150 gallons.

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Small spill reported at Exxon refinery in Billings

Small spill reported at Exxon refinery in Billings

State officials and a company spokesman say a small amount of oil has spilled into Montana's Yellowstone River from the Exxon Mobil refinery in Billings.

February 12, 2014 12:49 pmLoading…
Crash spills 2,500 gallons of hot oil near Lovell

Crash spills 2,500 gallons of hot oil near Lovell

LOVELL, Wyo. — A tractor-trailer crash has spilled some 2,500 gallons of hot oil near Lovell.

January 14, 2014 4:38 pmLoading…

No energy companies fined for Wyoming spills in 2013

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Oil and gas companies weren't fined for any spills in Wyoming last year.

January 03, 2014 8:49 amLoading…

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