Earthquake

JKM Prices Continue Decline Despite Earthquake in Japan

JKM Prices Continue Decline Despite Earthquake in Japan

A 7.6-magnitude earthquake that hit western Japan continued to have little impact on the country’s natural gas demand and Asian natural gas prices on Wednesday. Two coal-fired power plants were closed and some gas-fired generation had been reduced in the Noto region after the quake hit Monday. The Naoetsu LNG import facility was briefly shut…

January 3, 2024
Global Natural Gas Prices Slide Further as High Inventories Trump Volatility – LNG Recap

Global Natural Gas Prices Slide Further as High Inventories Trump Volatility – LNG Recap

Natural gas prices worldwide have continued to edge down as lagging winter weather and abundant storage win out over increasing risks in the Middle East and earthquakes in Japan. Gas markets were relatively muted Tuesday despite a New Year’s Day tremor that impacted Japan, the world’s second largest LNG buyer. The 7.6 magnitude quake originated…

January 2, 2024
Permian Injection Wells in West Texas Inspected After Second Quake in Month

Permian Injection Wells in West Texas Inspected After Second Quake in Month

A powerful earthquake in the Permian Basin of West Texas – the second in a month – shook the region last Friday, and regulators were inspecting injection well sites for clues. The 5.4 magnitude seismic event struck an area about 12 miles north of Midland in Martin County. The region is in the Gardendale Seismic…

December 19, 2022
Latest Permian Quake Prompts Injection Well Revisions to Texas Seismic Response Plan

Latest Permian Quake Prompts Injection Well Revisions to Texas Seismic Response Plan

An oil and natural gas operator-led response plan in West Texas, which targets seismicity from produced water injection wells in the Permian Basin, has been revised following a 5.4 magnitude earthquake last month. The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) on Tuesday implemented several revisions to the seismicity reduction response plan in the Northern Culberson-Reeves Seismic…

December 14, 2022
Texas Natural Gas, Oil Regulator Investigating Another Permian Earthquake

Texas Natural Gas, Oil Regulator Investigating Another Permian Earthquake

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) is suspending all disposal well permits to inject oil and gas waste into deep strata within a portion of the Permian Basin following a series of earthquakes. The action, taken earlier in December and set to take effect on Friday (Dec. 31), applies to 33 deep disposal wells within…

December 29, 2021
Oklahoma Wastewater Wells Ordered Shut After Latest Seismic Event

Oklahoma Wastewater Wells Ordered Shut After Latest Seismic Event

Exploration and production companies were told to halt or reduce wastewater injection activity after a magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck northern Oklahoma on Friday. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) directed producers with disposal wells in the Arbuckle formation within three miles of the quake’s epicenter to stop operations and those with wells from three to 10…

February 23, 2021

Further Research Exposes Montney Shale Earthquake Risks

Cracked rock layers and pressure pockets riddle Montney Shale gas drilling territory with earthquake hazards in northern British Columbia (BC), according to a report completed for the province’s Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC).

September 26, 2019
Encana Halts STACK Well Completion Following Two Earthquakes

Encana Halts STACK Well Completion Following Two Earthquakes

Encana Corp. has paused a well completion operation in the heart of Oklahoma’s stacked oil and gas formations following two earthquakes that measured 3.2- and 3.9-magnitude.

July 26, 2019

Small Earthquake Rattles Oklahoma Near Edmund

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said an earthquake measuring 3.0-magnitude struck central Oklahoma last Saturday just north of Oklahoma City in the Midcontinent.

March 19, 2019
British Columbia Tremor Prompts Call for Review of Natural Gas Drilling Plans

British Columbia Tremor Prompts Call for Review of Natural Gas Drilling Plans

Natural gas producers have been ordered to review drilling plans for a liquids-rich corner of the Montney shale formation in northeastern British Columbia (BC) after an investigation blamed a Nov. 29 earthquake on hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

December 28, 2018
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