State Officials Investigate 3,000 Gallon Spill of Oil, Brine in North Dakota

Officials with the North Dakota Health Department reported an oil and brine spill at a site in Mountrail County and say the spill is currently being treated and monitored.

Officials approximate that 40 barrels of oil and 30 barrels of brine leaked Monday at a site operated by Arsenal Energy USA, a total nearing 3,000 gallons combined.

The release was most likely due to a treater leak, according to state officials.

A treater is a vessel used to treat oil-water emulsions and separate the oil so that it may be transported through a conduit.

The leak is currently under investigation.