Piping leak contained in Divide County

FORTUNA A valve failure caused a release of about 275 barrels of oil Thursday, at an oil and gas well about five miles north of Fortuna.

American Eagle Energy Corporation reported that the oil has been contained at the Elizabeth 3-4N-163-101. All but 20 barrels have been recovered and crews were working to clean it up.

A state inspector has been to the site and will monitor the continued clean-up, according to North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources information.