oil spill

North Dakota, federal officials sue over 2016 oil spill

BISMARCK, N.D. – The state of North Dakota and the federal government have filed a lawsuit over a large oil spill that contaminated the Little Missouri River and a tributary in 2016. The federal lawsuit filed this week against Belle Fourche Pipeline seeks civil penalties and nearly $100,000 in reimbursement for the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality’s efforts in…

Leak reported by company fined for state’s largest oil spill

BISMARCK, N.D. – The company responsible for the largest oil field spill in North Dakota history has reported a leak from a pipeline within two miles of the record discharge in 2015. The latest spill from a Summit Midstream Partners pipeline leaked saltwater onto agricultural land “very close to the creek” contaminated by the record spill reported north of Williston….

Burgum announces streamlined spill reporting system

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Gov. Doug Burgum says North Dakota has a more efficient system to report oil spills and other releases involving hazardous materials. “This simplified system gives producers and the public a one-stop option for reporting hazardous material spills instead of having to report spills to multiple state agencies” Burgum said. Burgum says planning began in 2018. Last…

North Dakota Regulators Poised to Approve Pipeline Expansion

Opponents say the expansion would increase the possibility of an oil spill.

Dakota Access PipelineBISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota regulators are expected to take action Wednesday on a proposal to expand the capacity of the Dakota Access pipeline. The Public Service Commission signaled last month that it would approve a permit for a pumping station that’s needed for Energy Transfer to double the capacity of the pipeline to meet growing demand for oil shipments…

North Dakota and Standing Rock to Develop Pipeline Spill Plan

Tribal leaders recently requested a response plan and resources to prepare for a spill.

Dakota Access PipelineBISMARCK, N.D.–The State of North Dakota will work with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to help develop a response plan for potential spill of the Dakota Access pipeline. State Emergency Services Director Cody Schulz said tribal leaders recently requested a response plan and resources to prepare for a spill near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Schulz on Monday…

North Dakota Gov. Wants More Monitoring after Pipeline Leak

The spill affected about 22,500 square feet of land near Edinburg.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum wants the owner of the Keystone pipeline to review its inspection and monitoring of the line after it leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons in the northeastern part of the state. Burgum says he spoke Thursday to TC Energy officials about the spill that affected about 22,500 square feet of land near Edinburg, in Walsh…

Trans Canada Reports Oil Spill Near Edinburg

The roads around the area have been closed to assist with cleanup.

EDINBURG, N.D.–Trans Canada reported an oil spill near Edinburg to the Walsh County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 5:40 a.m. on Wednesday. Trans Canada is on site and working to clean the spill. The roads around the area have been closed to assist with cleanup. The Walsh County Sheriff’s Office says security will be on site and will fine anyone found…