Earthquake Risk Increases, Especially In OklahomaFederal scientists said that the chance of damaging earthquakes hitting east of the Rockies has increased significantly, much of it a man-made byproduct of drilling for energy. Oklahoma now has a 1 in 8 chance of damaging quakes in 2016.
Texas Oil & Gas Regulators Keep Close Ties To IndustryThe cozy relationship between state oil and gas regulators and the industry they monitor is typified by a revolving door of officials who leave the Texas Railroad Commission to lobby for energy companies, including several who recently departed and made six-figure salaries working the Capitol hallways last year.
New Study Underway To Examine Texas Earthquake IncreaseA program to study the recent increase in earthquakes in Texas is getting underway. The TexNet Seismic Monitoring Program is being overseen by the University of Texas and bankrolled with $4.5 million.
3 Quakes Of Magnitude 4.0 Or More Hit Northwest OklahomaThree earthquakes capable of causing moderate damage have been recorded in northwestern Oklahoma.
Strong Earthquake Rattles Area Near Oklahoma City TuesdayIt seems as if earthquakes in North Texas have become commonplace. But Texas isn't the only state dealing with the tremblers, a strong earthquake awoke many people in the Oklahoma City area early Tuesday
RRC Says Weak Link Between Wells & QuakesTwo wastewater wells connected to a swarm of earthquakes will not have any changes to their permits.
Railroad Commission Of Texas: Wastewater Disposal Well Not Causing EarthquakesA second wastewater disposal well is not “likely contributing” to hundreds of earthquakes near Azle and Reno, according to a preliminary finding presented to the Railroad Commission of Texas
Texas Regulator Clears Oil & Gas Company Of Causing EarthquakesA state inquiry has found that an oil and gas company's disposal well operations likely did not cause a series of North Texas earthquakes.
Multi-Agency Earthquake Experts Plan For Potential Trembler DamageAnother earthquake briefly shook parts of Irving and Dallas just after 6:00 a.m. Monday. It occurred just hours before a big multi-agency meeting on planning for potential earthquake damage.
New Monitoring Program To Add More Seismic Sensors In TexasTexas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill that will fund the deployment of additional sensors to study the location and source of earthquakes.
Denton Rallies Against Overturn Of Anti-Fracking BillDenton residents rallied amid the passage of a bill that overturned a vote to ban fracking. Gov. Greg Abbott signed the law that would prevent cities from banning the drilling practice.
Residents In Venus Still Rattled After 4.0 EarthquakeNerves are still rattled after a magnitude 4.0 earthquake shook Venus, a city just south of Arlington. On Friday, residents there said they didn't have to ask why their small area was getting so much attention.