Is the State Doing Enough to Prevent Oil Spills?
News broke last month that the pipe responsible for the largest oil and saltwater spill in North Dakota history likely leaked for more than three months. It forces us to ask: is our regulatory policy incentivizing spill prevention? Rob Port takes on the issue in this story.Read & Share sourced from: Say Anything Blog.com
Blacktail Creek Spill: Pipeline Allegedly Leaked for More Than 3 Months
It’s been almost a year since the discovery of a saltwater and oil spill on Blacktail Creek near Williston. In the days after the discovery, we learned that it was likely the largest spill in North Dakota history. And now, as the state’s investigation draws to a close, we are starting to draw some conclusionsRead & Share sourced from: Oil Patch Dispatch
State Industrial Commission Grants Flaring Relief
XTO Energy was granted a flaring exception on 89 of 143 requested wells by the Sate Industrial Commission. Oil producers are required to capture 77% of natural gas produced during drilling and recovery; XTO sought an exception because of difficulty getting easements for a gathering pipeline.Read & Share sourced from: Bismarck Tribune