Bridger Pipeline’s Oil Spill On The Yellowstone River

On Saturday morning, an employee in Bridger Pipeline’s Casper, Wyoming control room noticed unusual pressure readings at a pipeline near Glendive, Montana. According to Montana’s Department of Environmental Quality, “System pressure alarms sounded and the pipeline was shut down.”

But in that time, approximately 40,000 gallons of crude oil, mostly from North Dakota’s Bakken formation, leaked into the Yellowstone River, coating its ice with light brown spots.

Read Inside Energy’s report on the spill and background into past spills and a look at the pipelines in the region.

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