Goodnight Midstream recently notified the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality of a produced water spill from a pipeline in Mountrail County on Oct. 7.
The incident occurred about 7 miles northwest of New Town. The cause of the spill is due to a third-party contractor striking a gathering line.
Goodnight Midstream estimates that approximately 285 barrels of produced water were discharged, with all but 30 barrels immediately recovered from the trench. Produced water is a by-product of oil production.
Personnel from Environmental Quality are inspecting the site and will continue to monitor the investigation and remediation.