Brine, oil release reported in in McKenzie County


The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division was notified of a release occurring Wednesday, August 26 at the Pembroke SWD #1 saltwater disposal well, about nine miles south of Watford City, North Dakota. 

E-Source Energy SWD, LLC reported Thursday that 800 barrels of brine and 40 barrels of oil were released from a tank which caught fire due to a lightning strike. Product was contained on-site and at the time of reporting all product had been recovered. A state inspector has been to the location and will monitor additional cleanup.