News Ticker

Oilfield Explosion Sends Oil Tank Flying Hundreds Feet in Air

Checkout this video of an Oilfield Explosion that sent an oil tank flying hundreds of feet in the air.

*might have to turn mobile device side ways to see full screen


Oilfield1 Shop


No one was hurt Thursday when a tank at a saltwater disposal site in Watford City North Dakota exploded.

The explosion happened around 12:15 p.m., according to Karolin Jappe, McKenzie County emergency manager. The tanks are where saltwater used in hydraulic fracturing is processed. In the tanks, water, oil and gas are separated from each other.

Something in one of the tanks exploded, Jappe said, but it wasn’t clear Thursday afternoon why.

“We’re not sure what happened yet,” she said.

The fire was still burning Thursday afternoon, hours after the explosion happened. Because of the extensive damage to the tanks and the fact nothing nearby was in danger, the Watford City Fire Department planned to allow the fire to burn itself out, Jappe said.

She said they chose not to fight the blaze because of the damage the saltwater used in fracking can cause to the soil if it were to be spread around when putting out the flames.

In the spotlight

American Oilfield Caps

by Joey Morin in Ad

Checkout these awesome new American Oilfield caps now available on the Oilfield1 Shop!!! American Oilfield Caps – Click [...]

0 Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: