Spills of produced water and oil have almost become commonplace throughout North Dakota, but that begs the question: How many spills does our state really see?

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We dove into Hazconnect to check out the reported spills in the state and saw that the oil industry was not the only culprit.

While some of the spills are exceedingly small, others reach into the hundreds of thousands of gallons. One spill cast off enough oil to fill one and a half Olympic swimming pools, while one natural gas leak released enough gas to cover an entire football field in a cloud nearly 10 feet deep.

Here are all 177 spills reported to North Dakota for January 2024

Gal: Gallon
BBL: barrel (1 Barrel = 42 gallons)
MCF: Thousand Cubic Feet
Incident TypeIncident DateCounty/TribeContainedChemicals
Environmental Incident1/29/2024Burleigh CountyYesMineral Oil - 28 gal
Environmental Incident1/31/2024Golden Valley CountyYesProduced Water - 2 bbl
Environmental Incident1/31/2024Dunn CountyYesCondensate - 1 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/30/2024Williams CountyNoCondensate - 0 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/30/2024Mountrail CountyNoCrude Oil - 3 bbl
Produced Water - 16 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/30/2024Dunn CountyYesCrude Oil - 1 bbl
Environmental Incident1/30/2024Williams CountyYesHydraulic Oil - 0 gal
Environmental Incident1/30/2024Williams CountyYesHydraulic Oil - 4 gal
Environmental Incident1/30/2024Billings CountyYes
Oil/Gas Spill1/29/2024Bottineau CountyYesBrine - 1 bbl
Crude Oil - 1 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/29/2024Burke CountyYesSaltwater - 220 bbl
Environmental Incident1/7/2024Golden Valley CountyYesNatural Gas - 6180 mcf
Oil/Gas Spill1/26/2024Mountrail CountyYesCrude Oil - 300 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/20/2024McKenzie CountyYes
Oil/Gas Spill1/27/2024Mountrail CountyNoHydraulic Oil/Fluid - 2 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/28/2024Williams CountyYesProduced Water - 50 bbl
Environmental Incident1/28/2024McKenzie CountyYesNatural Gas - 500 mcf
Lube Oil and Foam - 90 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/27/2024Williams CountyYesProduced Water - 10 gal
Environmental Incident1/27/2024Williams CountyNoHydraulic Oil - 0 gal
Environmental Incident1/27/2024McKenzie CountyYesDiesel - 2 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/26/2024Bowman CountyYesProduced Water - 1 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/26/2024Williams CountyNoProduced Water - 2 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/26/2024Burke CountyYesCrude Oil - 2 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/26/2024Three Affiliated TribesYesProduced Water - 30 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/26/2024Three Affiliated TribesYesProduced Water - 20 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/26/2024Three Affiliated TribesYesProduced Water - 10 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/25/2024McKenzie CountyYesCrude Oil - 1 bbl
Produced Water - 180 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/26/2024Burke CountyYesCrude Oil - 2 bbl
Environmental Incident1/25/2024Ramsey CountyYesnon-PCB transformer oil - 80 gal
Environmental Incident1/23/2024Cass CountyYesheating oil - 180 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/24/2024McKenzie CountyYesMethanol - 11 gal
Ethylene - 10 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/25/2024Three Affiliated TribesYesProduced Water - 65 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/23/2024Divide CountyYesProduced Water - 45 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/25/2024Burke CountyYesProduced Water - 2 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/25/2024Mercer CountyYesDiesel - 75 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/25/2024Oliver CountyYesMineral Oil - 10 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/24/2024Dunn CountyNoProduced Water - 66 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/24/2024Mountrail CountyNoCrude Oil - 5 bbl
Produced Water - 10 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/25/2024McKenzie CountyYesProduced Water - 48 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/24/2024Williams CountyYes
Oil/Gas Spill1/24/2024McKenzie CountyYesBrine - 250 bbl
Crude Oil - 50 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/24/2024Burke CountyYesProduced Water - 10 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/24/2024Burke CountyYesProduced Water - 80 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/23/2024Williams CountyYesProduced Water - 10 bbl
Crude Oil - 10 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/23/2024McKenzie CountyNoCrude Oil - 2 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/24/2024Grand Forks CountyYesEmulsion - 50 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/23/2024Burke CountyYesProduced Water - 70 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/23/2024Dunn CountyNoEmulsion - 2 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/22/2024Dunn CountyYesCrude Oil - 280 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/23/2024Mountrail CountyNoCrude Oil - 1 bbl
Environmental Incident1/22/2024Dunn CountyNo
Oil/Gas Spill1/23/2024Billings CountyNoCrude Oil - 20 bbl
Environmental Incident1/23/2024Mountrail CountyNoCrude Oil - 21600 bbl
Environmental Incident1/23/2024Golden Valley CountyYesNatural Gas - 3325 mcf
Oil/Gas Spill1/22/2024Three Affiliated TribesNoProduced Water - 28 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/22/2024Dunn CountyNoProduced Water - 60 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/22/2024Dunn CountyNoProduced Water - 10 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/22/2024Williams CountyYesProduced Water - 29 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/22/2024McKenzie CountyYesNatural Gas - 1 mcf
Oil/Gas Spill1/22/2024McKenzie CountyNoCrude Oil - 0 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/22/2024Three Affiliated TribesNoCrude Oil - 1 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/21/2024McKenzie CountyNoCrude Oil - 1 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/22/2024Bowman CountyYesBrine - 5 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/21/2024Divide CountyYesSaltwater - 20 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/21/2024Divide CountyYesSaltwater - 5 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/20/2024Williams CountyNoProduced Water - 20 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/21/2024McKenzie CountyYesCrude Oil - 43 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/21/2024Williams CountyYesProduced Water - 91 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/21/2024Three Affiliated TribesYesProduced Water - 25 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/21/2024Williams CountyNoCrude Oil - 2 gal
Environmental Incident1/21/2024McKenzie CountyYesProduced Water - 55 bbl
Environmental Incident1/21/2024Mountrail CountyNoNatural Gas Liquids - 33 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/20/2024Dunn CountyNoCrude Oil - 3 gal
Environmental Incident1/20/2024Williams CountyNoTherminol 55 Heat Transfer Fluid - 1 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/20/2024McKenzie CountyYesCrude Oil - 500 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/20/2024Williams CountyYesProduced Water - 150 bbl
Environmental Incident1/19/2024Mountrail CountyNoCrude Oil - 2 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/19/2024McKenzie CountyYesCrude Oil - 5 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/19/2024Divide CountyNoCrude Oil - 1 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/19/2024Williams CountyYesProduced Water - 75 bbl
Crude Oil - 25 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/18/2024McKenzie CountyYesProduced Water - 8 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/19/2024Williams CountyYesProduced Water - 5 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/18/2024Mountrail CountyYesCrude Oil - 1 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/18/2024Williams CountyNoCrude Oil - 21 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/18/2024McKenzie CountyYesProduced Water - 120 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/18/2024Three Affiliated TribesYesBrine - 15 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/17/2024Divide CountyYesProduced Water - 35 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/18/2024Renville CountyYesProduced Water - 100 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill11/15/2023McLean CountyYesMotor oil (weathered) - 1 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/17/2024McKenzie CountyYesProduced Water - 298 bbl
Environmental Incident1/16/2024McKenzie CountyNoTriazine? - 1 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/17/2024McKenzie CountyNoSource Water - 3800 bbl
Methanol - 13 gal
Ethylene glycol - 20 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/18/2024Emmons CountyYesDiesel - 100 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/17/2024Mountrail CountyYesProduced Water - 25 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/17/2024Mountrail CountyYesProduced Water - 1 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/18/2024McKenzie CountyNoProduced Water - 120 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/17/2024Divide CountyYesCrude Oil - 2 bbl
Produced Water - 6 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/17/2024Three Affiliated TribesYesCrude Oil - 350 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/17/2024Three Affiliated TribesYesProduced Water - 160 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/16/2024Dunn CountyYesUnreported
Oil/Gas Spill1/17/2024Three Affiliated TribesNoProduced Water - 475 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/17/2024Divide CountyYesBrine - 30 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/17/2024Billings CountyNoProduced Water - 40 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/17/2024Three Affiliated TribesYesCrude Oil - 50 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/16/2024Dunn CountyYesProduced Water - 110 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/16/2024Burke CountyNoCrude Oil - 1 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/16/2024Bowman CountyNoSource Water - 15 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/16/2024Bowman CountyNoSource Water - 35 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/16/2024Dunn CountyYesProduced Water - 750 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/16/2024McKenzie CountyNoProduced Water - 40 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/16/2024Three Affiliated TribesYesProduced Water - 320 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/16/2024Bottineau CountyYesProduced Water - 75 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/14/2024Mountrail CountyYesProduced Water - 689 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/16/2024McKenzie CountyNoCrude Oil - 1 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/16/2024McKenzie CountyYesCrude Oil - 40 bbl
Environmental Incident1/16/2024Stark CountyYesProduced Water - 170 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/16/2024McKenzie CountyYesBrine - 180 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/16/2024Dunn CountyYesProduced Water - 22 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/16/2024Billings CountyYesUnreported
Environmental Incident1/16/2024Williams CountyNoNatural Gas - 0 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/16/2024McKenzie CountyYesCrude Oil - 775 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/16/2024Billings CountyYesCrude Oil - 10 bbl
Environmental Incident1/11/2024Stark CountyNoCooling Water - 7500 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/16/2024McKenzie CountyNoCrude Oil - 1 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/15/2024Pembina CountyYesFuel - 8 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/15/2024McKenzie CountyYesCrude Oil - 3 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/13/2024McKenzie CountyYesBrine - 426 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/13/2024Billings CountyYesProduced Water - 80 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/15/2024McKenzie CountyYesProduced Water - 20 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/13/2024McKenzie CountyYesBrine - 50 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/13/2024Williams CountyYesCrude Oil - 10 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/13/2024Divide CountyYesCrude Oil - 200 bbl
Environmental Incident1/15/2024McKenzie CountyYesProduced Water - 120 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/13/2024Divide CountyYesCrude Oil - 220 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/15/2024Bottineau CountyNoCrude Oil - 40 bbl
Produced Water - 160 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/13/2024Three Affiliated TribesNoCrude Oil - 1 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/13/2024Dunn CountyYesCrude Oil - 18 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/13/2024Williams CountyYesProduced Water - 150 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/14/2024Three Affiliated TribesNoCrude Oil - 1 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/15/2024McKenzie CountyYesCrude Oil - 3 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/14/2024Mountrail CountyYesCrude Oil - 40 bbl
Produced Water - 70 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/15/2024Mountrail CountyYesProduced Water - 5 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/14/2024Williams CountyYesProduced Water - 50 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/14/2024Bottineau CountyNoProduced Water - 335 bbl
Crude Oil - 15 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/14/2024Williams CountyYesProduced Water - 50 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/13/2024Williams CountyYesProduced Water - 125 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/14/2024Bottineau CountyYesProduced Water - 50 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/14/2024Dunn CountyNoCrude Oil - 71 bbl
Produced Water - 175 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/13/2024McKenzie CountyYesCrude Oil - 1 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/13/2024Mountrail CountyNoCrude Oil - 40 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/13/2024McKenzie CountyYesCrude Oil - 180 bbl
Produced Water - 180 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/13/2024Mountrail CountyYesProduced Water - 200 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/13/2024McKenzie CountyYesProduced Water - 1026 bbl
Crude Oil - 54 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/11/2024Mountrail CountyYesProduced Water - 468 bbl
Environmental Incident1/12/2024Three Affiliated TribeNoUnreported
Oil/Gas Spill1/12/2024Williams CountyNoCrude Oil - 8 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/10/2024Dunn CountyYesCrude Oil - 5 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/12/2024Williams CountyYesCrude Oil - 5 bbl
Environmental Incident1/10/2024Williams CountyYesmixture of building floor drain water - 1680 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/11/2024Dunn CountyNoProduced Water - 40 bbl
Environmental Incident1/11/2024Cass CountyYesTransmission fluid - 3 gal
Environmental Incident1/11/2024McKenzie CountyYesDiesel - 2 gal
Environmental Incident1/9/2024Sheridan CountyNoCarbon Dioxide - 40000 lbs
Diesel - 100 gal
Environmental Incident1/9/2024Dunn CountyYesProduced Water - 120 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/7/2024McKenzie CountyYesBrine - 10 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/9/2024Burke CountyYesCrude Oil - 10 bbl
Saltwater - 10 bbl
Environmental Incident1/8/2024Three Affiliated TribeYesProduced Water - 40 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/8/2024McKenzie CountyYesCrude Oil - 3 gal
Oil/Gas Spill1/7/2024Mountrail CountyYesProduced Water - 80 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/1/2024Williams CountyYesCrude Oil - 40 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/6/2024Billings CountyYesEmulsion - 4 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/5/2024McKenzie CountyYesBrine - 79 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/5/2024Divide CountyYesProduced Water - 700 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/3/2024Dunn CountyYesCrude Oil - 2 bbl
Brine - 4 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/4/2024Dunn CountyNoSource Water - 120 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/4/2024Mountrail CountyNoCrude Oil - 5 bbl
Oil/Gas Spill1/1/2024McKenzie CountyYesProduced Water - 5 bbl

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