By Brianna Bailey Business Writer Bbailey@Oklahoman.com | Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015
Continental Resources Chairman and CEO Harold Hamm is seeking more than $75,000 in damages over a Facebook post that accused him of trying to “squelch” science examining links between Oklahoma’s energy industry and earthquakes. Hamm filed a defamation lawsuit against oilman Mickey Thompson.
BY RANDY KREHBIEL, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jun 29, 2015
A Washington, D.C., reporter who questioned the integrity of the University of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Geological Survey in a story last week said Monday that he stands by his reporting.
In a story published Sunday in the Tulsa World, OU President David Boren said it is “a bald-faced lie and...
A series of earthquakes shook many Oklahoma residents awake late Thursday night and early Friday morning, News 9 reports.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, at least seven earthquakes have been reported in the Edmond, Guthrie area overnight. The first, a 3.6 magnitude, was recorded at...
Energy and Environment News has another story about Continental Resources Inc. founder Harold Hamm and earthquake research at the Oklahoma Geological Survey, which is housed at the University of Oklahoma. From the story:
University of Oklahoma officials were seeking a $25 million donation from...
BY COREY JONES, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jun 22, 2015
The ground is trembling underneath the feet of Oklahomans at a record pace this year and by a wide margin, but the jury remains out on whether recent mitigation measures on injection wells will curtail the troubling trend.
Through April 2015, the seismically active region centered in Oklahoma...
By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@Oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jun 18, 2015
Higher volumes of wastewater injection from oil and gas activities in parts of Oklahoma are correlated with an increase in earthquakes in the past five years, according to research published Thursday.
Stanford University researchers F. Rall Walsh III and Mark D. Zoback looked at saltwater...
By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015
The magnitude-8.5 offshore quake struck off the Ogasawara islands at a depth of 370 miles, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 7.8 and a depth of 421 miles.
By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015
Cuts and the use of special agency accounts to balance the state’s budget could jeopardize several programs at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, which regulates everything from oil and gas to trucking and public utilities.
Cushing is known as the pipeline crossroads of the world and Oklahoma is the most seismically active state in the nation, KOKH reports.
When you combine those two facts there is a potential for an environmental emergency that no one is prepared to face ...
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Continental Resources Inc. founder, chairman and CEO Harold Hamm says he wasn't trying to bully Oklahoma's state seismologist when he sought a meeting in 2013 but simply trying to learn what proof the scientist had for saying hydraulic fracturing was causing earthquakes.
By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Mon, May 11, 2015
More than half of the wastewater disposal wells in areas of earthquake activity have cut their depths or lowered volumes since a directive issued by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission in March. The update comes as a coalition of environmental groups and concerned residents delivered a petition...
BY RANDY KREHBIEL, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015
LEONARD — After more than a half-century recording the state's every shimmy and shake, the Leonard Geophysical Observatory will close this summer, Oklahoma Geological Survey Interim Director Rick Andrews confirmed recently.
"The Leonard Geophysical laboratory is a very old facility," Andrews...