420 gallons of crude oil spilled near Medora

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File – A truck passes oil pump jacks at dusk near Karnes City, Texas, Nov. 1, 2023. On Wednesday, the Labor Department releases producer prices data for November. The producer price index is an indicator measuring inflation at the wholesale level, hitting businesses before they pass costs along to consumers. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

BISMARCK, ND (KXNET) — On April 28, Cobra Oil & Gas Corporation notified state agencies of a crude oil release from a pipeline they operate located approximately seven miles southwest of Medora.

Cobra estimates the pipeline malfunction released approximately 10 barrels (420 gallons) of crude oil, impacting an unnamed Garner Creek tributary and range land.

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Personnel from the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality are working with the responsible party on cleanup and will continue to monitor the investigation and remediation.

Federal and state laws require that operators report the spillage of any materials that may pollute water, air or soil.

Visit spill.nd.gov for more information about North Dakota’s Unified Spill Reporting System notifications and the public access tool.



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