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State of North Dakota

NEWS RELEASE     |     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     |     January 24, 2024

Incident Reported in Dunn County 


BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division was notified of a release occurring Monday, January 22 at the STATE RANDIE 44-36H well location, SW of Dunn County, North Dakota.  Marathon Oil reported Tuesday, January 23 that 280 barrels of oil were released due to a tank line split. Product was contained on-site and cleanup is underway. At the time of reporting 280 barrels of oil had been recovered.


A state inspector has been to the location and will monitor any additional cleanup required.


Federal and state laws require federal and/or state agencies be notified in the event of accidental spillage of any materials that may pollute water, air or soil. 


More information about notifications and the public access tool can be found on North Dakota’s Unified Spill Reporting System page at spill.nd.gov 

For more information, contact: 

Bridget Danso, Public Information Specialist

North Dakota Oil and Gas Division

600 E Boulevard Ave., Dept. 474    |     Bismarck, ND 58505-0614

PHONE: 701-328-8036 |     EMAIL: bydanso@nd.gov 



To access archived news releases and other information, visit the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division information center at https://www.dmr.nd.gov/oilgas/informationcenter.asp.


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