2,000 barrels of brine spilled in Bottineau County Sunday.
Equipment failure is to blame according to the state’s oil and gas division. It happened at the Stratton C-3 water injection well, about five miles northwest of Maxbass, N.D. The site is owned by Scout Energy Management LLC.
Brine is a water and salt mixture that’s needed for oil development.
It can harm agricultural land. This spill did not. All two thousand barrels were trapped at the site.