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NEWS RELEASE     |     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     |     February 23, 2024

Incident Reported in Renville County 


BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division was notified of crude oil and produced water release occurring Thursday, February 22 at the ROWE-STATE 1 well location, Sherwood, Renville County, North Dakota.  


COBRA OIL & GAS CORPORATION reported Thursday, February 22 that 280 barrels of produced water and 20 barrels of crude oil were released due to equipment failure/malfunction. Products were contained on-site and cleanup is underway. At the time of reporting 5 barrels of oil and 280 barrels of produced water 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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