Oil, brine spills at McKenzie County saltwater disposal well
KEENE, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators say equipment failure caused a spill of about 1,000 gallons of oil and nearly 15,000 gallons of brine at a saltwater disposal well in McKenzie County.
The state Oil and Gas Division says White Owl Energy Services reported the incident Thursday at the WO Newtown 1 well about 8 miles northeast of Keene.
All of the oil and brine was contained on-site. A state inspector has been to the well and will monitor cleanup.