Culprit in Texas Quakes Likely Wastewater Injection, Say Researchers

Researchers said an analysis of seismic activity within two geologic regions in Texas supports the assertion that a series of earthquakes that has struck the area since 2009 were caused by human activity, with injected wastewater from oil and gas drilling in the Barnett Shale possibly to blame.

November 29, 2017

Mexican Officials Vow to Push Energy Reforms to Administration’s End

Mexican officials will push for President Enrique Peña Nieto’s energy reform to the very last day of his administration in 2018, Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquin Coldwell said Monday.

September 26, 2017

Mexico’s CRE Suspends Energy Reporting Requirements Following Quake

Mexican regulator Comision Reguladora de Energia (CRE) suspended reporting requirements for energy market participants for the rest of week, as a result ofthe earthquake that hit central Mexico on Tuesday afternoon.

September 21, 2017

Mexico Earthquake Said to Spare Natural Gas, Oil Infrastructure

The strongest earthquake in Mexico in more than a century, which struck near midnight on Thursday, initially appears to have spared the natural gas and oil industry.

September 8, 2017
Oklahoma Task Force to Assess OCC; Three Disposal Wells to Halt Injections

Oklahoma Task Force to Assess OCC; Three Disposal Wells to Halt Injections

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, in an effort to discover ways to improve operations of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC), issued an executive order (EO) Monday creating a five-member task force to conduct an organizational analysis of the agency.

August 10, 2017

Oklahoma Issues Advisory After 4.2-Magnitude Quake Strikes Near Edmond

Regulators in Oklahoma issued an earthquake advisory and launched an investigation focused on oil and gas wastewater disposal wells after a series of earthquakes struck the state, including a 4.2-magnitude temblor that struck near Edmond, a suburb of Oklahoma City, on Wednesday night.

August 3, 2017

Earthquake Analysis Urged Before Aliso NatGas Storage Field Reopens

The County of Los Angeles on Monday asked the Los Angeles Superior Court for an injunction to prevent the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field from reopening until state regulators complete an earthquake and risk analysis.

July 25, 2017

Two Small Earthquakes Rattle North-Central Oklahoma

A pair of small earthquakes struck north-central Oklahoma about an hour apart early Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

April 17, 2017
USGS: Ground Shook Less in Oklahoma Last Year, But Hazards Remain

USGS: Ground Shook Less in Oklahoma Last Year, But Hazards Remain

Seismic activity thought to be caused by human actions — mainly drilling wastewater injection — declined in Oklahoma last year, possibly because of limits placed on disposal wells, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said Wednesday.

March 1, 2017

Oklahoma Unveils New Seismicity Guidelines For SCOOP, STACK Plays

Regulators and researchers in Oklahoma, anticipating a major increase in oil and gas drilling in the state’s stacked reservoirs, have jointly developed new seismicity guidelines intended to reduce the risk of earthquakes.

December 20, 2016