Brine, Oil Spill in Western ND

Monday, July 2, 2018 @ 08:07 PM gHale

A tank leak caused 773 barrels, or 32,466 gallons, of brine to spill at a saltwater disposal well in Billings County, the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division said Monday.

Cypress Energy Partners reported the spill occurred June 22 about 9 miles north of Belfield.

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About 20 barrels, or 840 gallons, of oil also spilled.

The contamination was contained within the diking on site and has been recovered, according to a spill report.

A state inspector will be on location this week to investigate the incident.



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