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New Mexico sues Texas oil company for lease payments

New Mexico sues Texas oil company for lease payments

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Land Office is suing a Texas oil company for years of overdue fees and recent environmental cleanup costs at a wastewater injection well used by various oil producers. Siana Operating of Midland, Texas, was notified Thursday of the lawsuit in Santa Fe District Court seeking compensation, punitive damages and access to ...

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New Mexico reviews water injection wells for damages

Injection well used to dispose of oil field wastewater. (Image: Faces of Fracking via Flickr)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s state land commissioner is ordering a broad examination of easements for injection wells used by the oil and natural gas industry to dispose of waste saltwater, in response to environmental damage at a site in the southeast of the state. State regulators blame Midland, Texas-based Siana Operating for spills of oily water at ...

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3 earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or more hit northwest Oklahoma

FAIRVIEW, Okla. — Three earthquakes capable of causing moderate damage rocked northwestern Oklahoma overnight, but there were no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 4.7 quake hit just before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday about 20 miles northwest of Fairview and a magnitude 4.8 quake struck about a half mile away less than a ...

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2015 another record year for quakes in Oklahoma

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake Tuesday near Edmond capped off a record year of earthquakes in the state. Now, 2016 is off to a shaky start. Just before 6 a.m Friday, the Oklahoma Geological Survey recorded a 4.2 magnitude quake near north Oklahoma City. OGS Director Jeremy Boak said he expects the trend to continue, but to what extent remains to ...

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Officials propose injection-well ban

Injection well used to dispose of oil field wastewater. (Image: Faces of Fracking via Flickr)

MONROE — The Monroe County Board of Commissioners is drafting an ordinance that would ban any injection wells in Monroe County near karst geology or Lake Erie. Trendwell Energy Corp., with corporate offices in Rockford, Mich., has proposed a plan to drill a 765-foot-deep well near Ida Center Road and Alcott Road in Summerfield Township to inject saltwater. Philip Goldsmith, ...

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Disposal well plan expected after latest Oklahoma quakes

Injection well used to dispose of oil field wastewater. (Image: Faces of Fracking via Flickr)

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Corporation Commission was working Wednesday to finalize a plan for wastewater disposal well operators to shut down or reduce volume in north-central Oklahoma, which has been rattled by a swarm of earthquakes. Commission spokesman Matt Skinner said the agency’s oil and gas division was working on a plan that could be released this week. The ...

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Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s response to earthquakes spurs further debate

The earthquakes just keep coming. Four days after a 4.7 magnitude earthquake was recorded southwest of Cherokee, a 4.4 magnitude earthquake was recorded Monday near Hennessey and Tuesday a 3.0 magnitude quake sprang up about 40 miles southeast of Norman, capping off a run of 23 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or higher in a seven-day period. In response to Thursday’s ...

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