Leak spills 10,300 gallons of brine at Williams County well
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A valve or piping connection leak is being blamed for a spill of nearly 10,300 gallons of saltwater at a well in Williams County.
The state Oil and Gas Division says Oasis Petroleum North American LLC on Wednesday reported the spill of 245 barrels of brine at the well about 7 miles southeast of Williston. Brine, or saltwater, is a byproduct of oil production.
The spill was contained on-site and was being cleaned up. A state inspector visited the site and is monitoring cleanup.