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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.

May 01, 2014 4:01 pmLoading…

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…

Cleanup of UW fuel spill nearly complete

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The cleanup of a 500 gallon diesel fuel spill at the University of Wyoming's main energy plant last December is nearly complete.

December 20, 2013 9:23 amLoading…

Oklahoma company to pay fine in Wyoming oil spill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - An Oklahoma company on Friday agreed to pay a $1 million penalty for allowing thousands of gallons of oil to flow into a creek south of Rawlins in 2011.

November 22, 2013 5:35 pmLoading…
Oil sheen reported in waterway near 9th Ave. S.

Oil sheen reported in waterway near 9th Ave. S.

A hazardous-materials team from the Billings Fire Department was dispatched to the Yegen Drain on Tuesday morning after an oily sheen was reported in the small ditch near Ninth Avenue South.

November 12, 2013 4:15 pm Photos

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