BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Jack Dalrymple has named a 15-member advisory panel on pipeline safety in the wake of a massive spill in western North Dakota.
The group includes state and federal officials, oil and gas industry officials and engineers.
Dalrymple says the panel will provide recommendations for the best technology to monitor and control oil and gas pipeline systems in the state.
The move to review pipeline safety stems from a Sept. 29 oil pipeline rupture that spilled more than 20,000 barrels of oil across several acres of farmland near Tioga.
Officials say the panel's first meeting is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 9.