Spill contained in Mountrail County – Bismarck Tribune

Spill contained in Mountrail County

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A spill of oil and saltwater at a well site in Mountrail County on Tuesday has been contained on-site, according to regulators.

The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division stated in a release Wednesday that a spill had been reported on a site seven miles south of Ross.

The release stated that the spill occurred at an oil well site operated by Norway-based Statoil.

Statoil reported that 427 barrels of oil and 142 barrels of saltwater are believed to have spilled onto the site. The company believes the spill was caused by a valve failure at the site.

According to the department, an inspector was sent to the site following notification of the incident.

Reach Nick Smith at 250-8255 or 223-8482 or at nick.smith@bismarcktribune.com.

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