Natural gas condensate release reported in McKenzie County

Courtesy: MGN Online

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has been notified of a natural gas condensate release resulting from a pipeline leak in McKenzie County. The pipeline is owned and operated by ONEOK Rockies Midstream, LLC.

The release occurred about 8 miles southwest of Williston on April 15, and it was reported today.

Condensate is a low-density mixture of hydrocarbon liquids, a product of oil and gas development.

ONEOK estimates about 25 barrels were released on a well pad and then flowed off-site into adjacent low-lying wetland areas and an intermittent stream. ONEOK has contained the condensate to within 1/2 mile of the initial release location. Personnel from the NDDoH are on site and continue to monitor the release and remediation.

For more information, contact Brian O’Gorman, North Dakota Department of Health, at 701-328-5177.