Piping leak reported in McKenzie County

WATFORD CITY A pipe leak occurred on Wednesday at a saltwater disposal well in McKenzie County, the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources’ Oil and Gas Division officials said Thursday.

Alturas Energy, LLC reported Thursday that about three barrels of oil and 320 barrels of brine (saltwater) were released, contained and recovered at the Klandl 26-31X SWD, about 25 miles southwest of Watford City and about 2 miles from the Montana border.

A state inspector was sent to the site.