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Study: Oklahoma’s daily small quakes raise risk of big ones

SAN JOSE, California — Small earthquakes shaking Oklahoma and southern Kansas daily and linked to energy drilling are dramatically increasing the chance of bigger and dangerous quakes, federal research indicates. This once stable region is now just as likely to see serious damaging and potentially harmful earthquakes as the highest risk places east of the Rockies such as New Madrid, ...

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COGCC has a plan for future earthquake

After two small earthquakes last year, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission used a “stoplight” risk management plan to prevent or control future quakes. Two small earthquakes in the same Weld County location, on May 31 and June 23, were likely caused by a nearby injection well, but the COGCC said NGL Water Solutions was not in violation of ...

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Waste injection site picking up momentum in the Bakken

October marked the opening of Citadel Energy’s first of nine saltwater disposal facilities planned for North Dakota, and disposal services have been climbing steadily, according to the Forum News Service. Citadel, a freshwater provider and oilfield waste management company operating in the Bakken, has begun handling the disposal of produced and flowback water at its site dubbed the Pembroke SWD ...

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Dispute pits small community against large gas driller

MARION CENTER — A local aquatic ecosystem that supports a host of creatures and is linked to water supplies for hundreds of its neighbors will soon have its day in court. Residents says the Little Mahoning Creek watershed in Indiana County is threatened by frackwater injection activity in the area, while a public interest law firm seeks to represent the ...

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Expert explains link bewteen seisimic activity and fracking, wastewater injection

Oklahoma is now more seismically active than the state of California, according to a hydrophysics expert who spoke in Norman recently. Dr. Todd Halihan, OSU Professor of Hydrogeology of Fractured Aquifers and Hydrophysics talked about fracking, wastewater injection and earthquakes at a public forum on Dec. 1. It was the third educational public forum in Norman dealing with the controversial ...

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Wastewater injections to resume Friday in well that caused Greeley earthquake; fines possible

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Sharon Dunn | The Greeley Tribune A Greeley company whose wastewater injection well was linked to a 3.4 magnitude earthquake two months ago will be able to resume injecting after plugging about 400 feet of the well to keep water from flowing into a fault. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, announcing Thursday that NGL Water Services could resume ...

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