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Pipeline spills near Tioga

October 10, 2013

TIOGA – Cleanup crews have been on site for an oil pipeline owned by Tesoro that spilled 20,600 barrels, or about 865,200 gallons, of crude oil in a wheat field near Tiog....

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muleskinner

Oct-12-13 5:23 AM

The farmer made a mistake. He should have said nothing and kept the 20,000 barrels of oil on his land. He had 2 million dollars of oil on his land and gave it away. Had he just started to go out there and pump the oil into a truck a little at a time, he would have made some serious money for a few weeks. Finders keepers, losers weepers. A hundred barrels a day for 200 hundred days would have been a nice payday for a while. Oil weighs 6.2 pounds per gallon, 4200 gallons would weigh approximately 25,000 pounds, so it is a truck load.

The spill might have continued, so he would have made millions. His land, his oil.

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Legend

Oct-11-13 1:50 PM

29 aug 2103--mcclain co. independent--steve way (epa)--on oil spills in nd: "a large scale release is a matter of when not if". oil is red. reds will suffer until oil is worked safely.

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Legend

Oct-11-13 12:55 PM

this is the worst day for oil-giddy politicians in ND since they were elected. they hid this since 29 sep and now they are hiding.

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Legend

Oct-11-13 12:53 PM

without question, this is the worst are more powerful than money on elections. let the private sector run free and they will sometimes do themselves in as in this case.

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centerfield

Oct-11-13 12:46 PM

We can always look back and shrug our shoulders but somewhere, sometime, we should be proactive on these things. There are questions that don't seem to get answered. There are lots of questions that should be asked by the state government people that never get asked. There are pipeline oil spills all over the country and many are not reported, reported late, or under reported. Unfortunately, if you spill tar sand crude, look out. It is much, much harder to clean up and sometime almost impossible. But, money will buy the politicians and big oil will win out.

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locomotive

Oct-11-13 12:06 PM

Today: trucks rolling, businesses hopping, people going to and fro, stuff (both good and bad) happening.

Still giddy, still going.

Like I said before:

"Stuff happens. Now clean it up and do it better."

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Legend

Oct-11-13 10:48 AM

loco: oil has been careless with drilling/transporting for 100 years. not optimistic they will improve. what will improve is spills cause no faith in the politicians who look at oil like a God. a spill on the lower Miss. stopped McCain from speaking there in 2010. gulf spill stopped "drill baby drill". this one will stop their giddiness about the bakken.

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Legend

Oct-11-13 10:28 AM

Brittish Columbia (ultra pristine) wanted more money than canadian oil was will to pay for kxl to go through. any question this oil is mostly for export? it is time to stop oil exports. USA is getting to dirty from too much oil transport--and export is unnecessary.

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angeR69

Oct-11-13 10:27 AM

Loco, shhh. Don't tell anyone. Let them figure it out. ;)

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angeR69

Oct-11-13 10:25 AM

Now that I think of it, it is much better to load it on rail cars, and run it through our cities. It's not like we've ever had any problems with derailment.

Maybe we should just stop producing it all together. Not in my back yard, right? Not considering this kind of risk! As namexxx aptly put, the good times are killing us!

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Legend

Oct-11-13 10:24 AM

dngi: so those with a well are the workers? this spill will pass--the one that coats the top of Sakakawea will create environmentalists. they come from the destruction of our environment. does not have to b. we need oil, but done safely not reckless. we will pay for this spill as we do all of there mistakes--in oil and gas products prices.

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Legend

Oct-11-13 10:24 AM

dngi: so those with a well are the workers? this spill will pass--the one that coats the top of Sakakawea will create environmentalists. they come from the destruction of our environment. does not have to b. we need oil, but done safely not reckless. we will pay for this spill as we do all of there mistakes--in oil and gas products prices.

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rickrod

Oct-11-13 9:03 AM

billdoesntgetit. and your a hard working repub with sweat runing down your forehead right. must really be tuff job striking the keyboard.

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rickrod

Oct-11-13 8:04 AM

So ND should fine Tesoro 1 Billion Dollars per Day in which the State was not told about the spill.

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MarkHighwater

Oct-11-13 7:48 AM

Hopefully the national news will pick up this story...I'm sure the local media will be under intense "pressure" to "bury" this deep in the Bakken.

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MarkHighwater

Oct-11-13 7:43 AM

If I recall the BP spill in the gulf started out with a small amount around 20k barrels,and that ended up in the millions didn't it....and what happens when this happens in lake Sakakawea,and destroys our most precious recreation area in the state....wonder how Hopen and Creeper will candy coat this bad PR for big oil?

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locomotive

Oct-11-13 3:46 AM

Agreed, angeR. Stuff happens. Now clean it up and do it better. Real simple.

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Larry7

Oct-11-13 12:52 AM

I guess it's time for Hoven to show up and tell us how the Keystone XL pipeline will prevent all of this. Am I the only that see's Hoven as the lead lobbyist for the Canada's XL pipeline and here I thought he was a Senator from ND.

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angeR69

Oct-11-13 12:36 AM

"stop getting so giddy about this oil bus. and get serious about doing it safely"

Let's talk about giddy shall we. You're all positively jubilant. An oil spill in the Bakken!! From a pipeline, no less. What an opportunity! Jump on it boys and girls. This is your time to shine.

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Legend

Oct-10-13 11:31 PM

"take that to Washington" own it. "we can do this w/o the epa--yea right. what happens in the bakken will someday cover lake sakakawea. time to test pipes like the epa would probably suggest. good for Obama for not approving the xl this week when reds considered it for negotiations. stop getting so giddy about this oil bus. and get serious about doing it safely--the epa needs to oversee this operation. where is lynn h. now when he should have told us on 29 sep? what are we paying him 4?

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centerfield

Oct-10-13 10:44 PM

So, they lost that much oil out of the pipeline and the farmer found it, not the pipeline company or the oil company. Yep, bring on the XL and buy some beach property in Nevada??

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centerfield

Oct-10-13 10:42 PM

Big Oil= TRUST ME?????? hahaha

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namexxx

Oct-10-13 9:34 PM

The good times are killing us.

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MarkHighwater

Oct-10-13 7:05 PM

Another very good reason for clean renewable energy..solar,wind and hydro...coal pollutes the air and oil the water..bad news for the Keystone.

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rickrod

Oct-10-13 5:36 PM

865,000 gals and no danage to the soil, RIGHT! and what would happen if keystone leaked? and why did it take so long for the news to report it?

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