Leak spills 10,300 gallons of brine at Williams County well

February 8, 2019

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.

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