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Department of Mineral Resources
Oil and Gas Division
State of North Dakota

NEWS RELEASE     |     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     |     January 19, 2024


Incident Reported in McKenzie County


BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division was notified of equipment failure occurring, Wednesday, January 17 at McKenzie County, North Dakota. 

Slawson Exploration Company reported on Thursday, January 18 that equipment failure caused the spill of 298 bbls of produced water. The spill was contained within the tank battery berm.

A North Dakota Oil and Gas inspector has been to the location and will monitor the clean-up and remediation.

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:


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