Oil Well Malfunction | VideoEvan Kruegel | 12/27/2012
If you were driving west on Highway 2 today, you probably noticed the smoke drifting up into the sky. A Statoil well, located just off of the truck bypass, had a dump valve stuck open. Oil was able to leak out of the valve and into the flare pit. When the oil and fire mixed, it created a large cloud of smoke.
Statoil representative Russell Rankin says this isn`t a common problem, but it does happen from time to time.
The problem has since been taken care of, and no one was injured.