Tag: Earthquakes

Some media outlets ignoring science, blaming fracking for Oklahoma earthquakes

Some media outlets ignoring science, blaming fracking for Oklahoma earthquakes

Misinformation pushed by media reports continue to exacerbate misunderstanding of induced seismicity, a very complicated issue By Seth Whitehead, EnergyInDepth Experts really could not be clearer: They have said over and over that the fracking process is not the cause of earthquakes in Oklahoma. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) states in the very first sentence of […]

By September 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
EPA to shut some Oklahoma wastewater wells after quake

EPA to shut some Oklahoma wastewater wells after quake

Oklahoma wastewater wells near quake epicenter shut HOUSTON, Sept 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will order wastewater disposal wells shut near the epicenter of a 5.6 magnitude earthquake that struck on Saturday around Pawnee, Oklahoma, local media reported on Tuesday. The quake was one of the strongest ever to hit the state […]

By September 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Oklahoma rocked by one of its strongest earthquakes

Oklahoma rocked by one of its strongest earthquakes

Oklahoma area north of Pawnee hit by magnitude 5.6 earthquake By Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton PAWNEE, Okla., Sept 3 (Reuters) – One of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded in Oklahoma rattled the area northwest of Pawnee on Saturday, fuelling growing concern about seismic activity linked to energy production, a federal agency said. The magnitude 5.6 quake, which was felt […]

By September 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
EPA links Texas earthquakes to oil work, echoing research findings

EPA links Texas earthquakes to oil work, echoing research findings

Texas earthquakes linked to wastewater disposal wells HOUSTON, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Federal regulators have concluded that recent earthquakes in North Texas are likely linked to wastewater disposal wells used by the oil and gas industry, echoing findings from researchers at Texas universities. EPA officials made the comment in a letter to the Texas Railroad […]

By August 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Irving, Texas earthquake study relies on contradictions, dubious assumptions

Irving, Texas earthquake study relies on contradictions, dubious assumptions

Many assumptions, errors in study that found injection operations may have triggered earthquakes in Irving, Texas by Steve Everley, EnergyInDepth A new study examining seismicity in North Texas relies on questionable assumptions and contradictory claims to link earthquakes to injection operations, according to a review by Energy In Depth. The study (Hornbach et al., 2016), authored […]

In Oklahoma, $50 oil may test new quake regulations

In Oklahoma, $50 oil may test new quake regulations

Parts of Oklahoma oil country may be shut down due to earthquake concerns REUTERS – Oil producers around the country enticed by crude’s jump to $50 a barrel are hoping to get production back on line, but for producers in Oklahoma, new regulatory barriers may keep key parts of the state shut due to worries […]

State regulators raise concerns on Oklahoma earthquake insurance rate hikes

State regulators raise concerns on Oklahoma earthquake insurance rate hikes

Oklahoma earthquake insurance increases between 4 per cent and 300 per cent since 2011 By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY, May 24 (Reuters) – Oklahoma regulators grappling with a massive increase in small earthquakes in the state linked to growing oil and gas production said on Tuesday they were concerned with spiking rates for earthquake insurance […]

As number of Oklahoma earthquakes soar, insurers shun risk

As number of Oklahoma earthquakes soar, insurers shun risk

Oklahoma earthquakes linked to saltwater disposal By Luc Cohen OKLAHOMA CITY, May 12 (Reuters) – As the number of Oklahoma earthquakes exploded into the hundreds in the last few years, nearly a dozen insurance companies moved to limit their exposure, often at the expense of homeowners, a Reuters examination has found. Nearly 3,000 pages of […]

Sierra Club files law suit against oil producers over Oklahoma earthquakes

Sierra Club files law suit against oil producers over Oklahoma earthquakes

Regulator orders operators to reduce injections by 500,000 b/d of wastewater over 5,200 sq. miles of NW Oklahoma The Sierra Club and Public Justice filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against three Oklahoma oil producers on the same day the state introduced a plan it hopes will reduce earthquakes associated with waste water injection wells. The law suit alleges that production […]

By February 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Scientists agree fracking can cause earthquakes, but how is still a mystery

Scientists agree fracking can cause earthquakes, but how is still a mystery

Fracking, earthquake link being studied A record-breaking earthquake this week in the middle of an Alberta oilfield heavily subject to hydraulic fracking is one of a growing number of such events across the continent, scientists say. But while the amount of research on “induced seismic activity” is growing, the link between fracking and quaking is […]

By January 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →