Top Texas Official Says Injection Wells Can Cause QuakesA top Texas official says it's "possible" oil and gas wastewater being injected deep underground can cause earthquakes.
Quake Near Oklahoma Oil Hub Prompts Infrastructure ConcernsAn earthquake centered near one of the world's key oil hubs brought down building facades and shattered windows, triggering fears the temblor may have damaged key infrastructure and rendered century-old buildings unsafe.
Northern Oklahoma Rocked By 4.3 Magnitude EarthquakeOfficials with the U.S. Geological Survey say a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck extreme northern Oklahoma late Monday and was widely felt throughout parts of Kansas.
3.5-Magnitude Earthquake Reported Near Oklahoma CityThe Oklahoma City metropolitan area was rattled by an earthquake early Tuesday morning, but there are no reports of damage or injuries.
Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Shakes California Desert AreaA moderate earthquake hit the Palm Springs area early Friday and was felt across parts of Southern California, but there were no immediate reports of damage.
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.