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Officials say oil well spill caused by equipment failure

February 1, 2021 GMT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota energy officials said Monday that 2,100 gallons of oil and 12,600 gallons of produced water released at a well near Parshall has been recovered.

State Oil and Gas Division officials said EOG Resources, Inc. reported the spill on Sunday. Officials said it was released due to an equipment failure within the containment system.

Produced water is a byproduct of oil extraction and is typically taken from the well to a disposal site.

A state inspector has been sent to site to investigate and monitor the well.