BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Officials say a broken oil pipeline in northwestern North Dakota spilled almost 34,000 gallons of crude.
North Dakota Water Quality Director Dennis Fewless says the spill occurred early Thursday about 6 miles northeast of Alexander. Fewless says Enid, Okla.-based Hiland Crude LLC owns the pipeline and has contained the spill.
Fewless says a gasket on the pipeline appears to have failed, spewing about 800 barrels of crude. A barrel is 42 gallons. Fewless says about half of the oil migrated off the site but has been contained.