15th oil spill due to flooding found near Greeley

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) Another oil spill due to flooding has been found in northern Colorado.

State regulators said Wednesday that about 1,200 gallons of oil spilled from a PDC Energy location just east of Greeley. It's the 15th oil spill detected and brings the total amount spilled to about 43,000 gallons. That's about the amount held by 3 1/2 storage tanks.

About 20 percent of drilling operations in the flood zone still must be inspected so it's possible more spills could still be detected in the Wattenberg Field.

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