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Disposal wells targeted after 4.7 earthquake in Oklahoma

CHEROKEE, Okla. — The Oklahoma Corporation Commission says it’s working to have two disposal wells shut down and volume reduced at 23 others after a magnitude 4.7 earthquake rattled northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas early Thursday. The commission’s oil and gas division released a plan calling for changes to oil and gas wastewater disposal wells in the area near the ...

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No damage reported after 2 earthquakes hit central Oklahoma

LANGSTON, Okla. — The U.S. Geological Survey says two earthquakes struck central Oklahoma on Monday, including one with a 4.4 magnitude. The USGS reports the 4.4 magnitude quake was recorded at 10:57 a.m. Monday 4 miles west of Langston. A smaller earthquake, with a 3.4 magnitude, was recorded at 11:35 a.m. about 5 miles northeast of Langston. The area is ...

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Tighter supplies increasing gas prices

If you have ever wondered why it is that the oil price seems to just keep dwindling but the fuel price seems to remain at a certain level or even goes up, you are not alone. California resident Jason Weary recently visited his family in Oklahoma and wondered why, when Oklahomans were paying close to $2.03 for a gallon of ...

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Oklahoma agency reveals new well plans in the Cushing area

CUSHING, Okla. — The Oklahoma Corporation Commission says it is imposing new operating guidelines for oil and gas wastewater disposal wells in an area of north-central Oklahoma that has experienced frequent earthquakes. The commission says the plans were developed following an analysis of disposal well and seismicity data in the Cushing area. Officials say the guidelines will change the operation ...

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State’s economy tightens with falling oil prices

OKLAHOMA CITY — A month or two ago, it was hard to find a hotel room in Chickasha. Restaurants were full. One outfitter could scarcely keep steel-toed boots on the shelves. Travel-trailer parks filled with people lured to Oklahoma by the promise of good paying jobs in the oil industry. As oil prices continue a downward spiral, those campgrounds are ...

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Uncertain outlook as North Dakota tops 10,000 shale oil wells

North Dakota surpassed a milestone in June — its 10,000th shale oil well — amid a still-gloomy outlook for its petroleum industry. The industry, facing continued low crude oil prices, is finishing off previously drilled wells to get oil and some revenue flowing and to meet regulated completion timetables, state officials said Friday. But the number of rigs drilling new ...

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Oil industry report defends wastewater injection

Scientists know wastewater injection wells are responsible for earthquake swarms in Oklahoma. Stopping the quakes is another matter. In 2014, Oklahoma recorded 585 earthquakes of 3.0 magnitude or greater. Thus far in 2015, United States Geological Survey data reveals more than 500 earthquakes of magnitude greater than 3.0 has occurred in the state, including 16 quakes with a 4.0 magnitude ...

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