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Weld County oil and gas spill report for May 22

The following spills were reported to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in the past two weeks.

Information is based on Form 19, which operators must fill out detailing the leakage/spill events. Any spill release that may impact waters of the state must be reported as soon as practical. Any spill of five barrels or more must be reported within 24 hours, and any spill of one barrel or more, which occurs outside secondary containment, such as metal or earthen berms, must also be reported within 24 hours, according to COGCC rules. Spills and leaks are typically found during routine maintenance on existing wells, though some actual "spills" do occur among the 23,000-plus wells in the country.

WHITING OIL & GAS CORPORATION, reported May 17 a spill about 10 miles west of Avalo, near Weld County roads 116 and 127. Between one and five barrels of oil spilled. A flowline released crude oil. The line has been isolated and exposed.

DCP MIDSTREAM LP, reported May 12 a spill about 4 miles south of Hudson, near Weld roads 4 and 49. An unknown amount of less than five barrels of condensate spilled. DCP Pipeline group informed DCP Environmental of the possible pipeline release.

BONANZA CREEK ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY LLC, reported May 12 a spill about 5 miles east of Kersey, about one mile northeast of Weld roads 52 and 65. Between five and 100 barrels of oil spilled. A hole in the bottom edge of a production tank caused the release.

NOBLE ENERGY INC, reported May 12 a spill about 7 miles southeast of LaSalle, near Weld roads 38 and 47. Between one and five barrels of oil spilled. Workers discovered the release during plug and abandon activities.

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PDC ENERGY INC, reported May 12 a spill about 5 miles southwest of Briggsdale, near Weld Road 71 and Colo. 392. Between one and five barrels of produced water spilled. A damaged produced water line caused the release.

EXTRACTION OIL & GAS LLC, reported May 11 a spill in Greeley, near 1st Avenue and 29th Street. An unknown amount of less than five barrels of produced water spilled. A co-mingled water dump line was recognized as the cause of the release, and the well associated with it has been shut off.

BONANZA CREEK ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY LLC, reported May 9 a spill about 5 miles southeast of Kersey, about one mile north of U.S. 34 and Weld 69. Between five and 100 barrels of produced water spilled. A leaking produced water dump line caused the release.

KERR MCGEE GATHERING LLC, reported May 9 a spill about 2 miles north of Fort Lupton, near Weld roads 18.5 and 29.5. Between one and five barrels of condensate spilled. A private landowner caused the release by striking a gathering line while excavating in the area.

KERR MCGEE OIL & GAS ONSHORE LP, reported May 9 a spill in Berthoud, near Weld roads 42 and 11. Between five and 100 barrels of flow back fluid spilled. A temporary flow back tank overflow caused the release.

NOBLE ENERGY INC, reported May 8 a spill about 1 mile south of Galeton, near Weld roads 70 and 49. Between five and 100 barrels of oil spilled. A hole in the oil production tank caused the release.