By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015
Oklahomans turned out to a forum on Thursday night exploring the state’s rise in earthquakes and the possible links to wastewater injection wells from oil and gas activities. The forum, at Oklahoma City University, was hosted by local television station KOKH Fox 25.
By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Mar 19, 2015
New research from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Oklahoma Geological Survey looked at the recent increase in earthquakes in Oklahoma and the possibility they could trigger larger future quakes. USGS is using the research to update current earthquake hazard maps that would include risks from...
By JARREL WADE - Tulsa World | Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015
Recently released research on earthquakes in Oklahoma explains why injection wells may cause quakes here and warns of the possibility for big ones.
The report points toward unusually aligned faults underneath Oklahoma that have been reawakened, leading to the swarm of earthquakes in recent...
By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015
Oil and natural gas industry representatives met with Oklahoma’s head seismologist over the past several years because they were “nervous about any dialog” connecting the state’s ongoing earthquake swarm and industry activity, according to a series of emails published this week by EnergyWire.
BY COREY JONES, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Mar 5, 2015
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak has issued “a loud and clear” message for the insurance industry to handle claims appropriately in response to indications of an “extraordinary denial rate” of nine out of 10 earthquake claims filed in 2014.
In a bulletin sent to insurance companies on...
By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015
Oklahoma’s top seismologist said researchers are processing greater amounts of data from the energy industry and seismic monitoring stations to evaluate the risks from wastewater injection wells and their possible links to greater earthquake activity.
By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Fri, Feb 20, 2015
A new article in the journal Science written by researchers at the USGS and the Oklahoma Geological Survey said induced seismicity may be reduced by managing wastewater injection activities from oil and natural gas production. Oklahoma regulators have put in place a “traffic light” permitting...