Oil Drilling Could Have Caused Early 20th Century SoCal Quakes, Report Says

Some earthquakes in Southern California in the early 20th century, including a temblor that killed 120 people in Long Beach, could have been caused by oil drilling in the area, according to a report by two U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) geologists in Pasadena, CA, that was published Tuesday.

November 1, 2016
What’s Shaking In Colorado? Professor Wants to Know

What’s Shaking In Colorado? Professor Wants to Know

A state that helped pioneer research in induced earthquakes a half century ago, Colorado this month joined several other states with robust oil and natural gas exploration and production activity in trying to determine if the advent of small quakes is directly related to drilling.

June 12, 2014

Texas House Earthquake Panel Holds First Hearing

Minor earthquakes blamed on drilling waste disposal wells have been shaking up small towns overlying the Barnett Shale of North Texas for a while now. On Monday, state lawmakers put their ears to the ground during the first hearing of a subcommittee formed on the matter, hearing from local mayors, academic, environmental, regulatory and industry representatives.

May 13, 2014
Geologic, Regulatory Aftershocks from Latest Oklahoma Quakes

Geologic, Regulatory Aftershocks from Latest Oklahoma Quakes

More earthquakes jolted parts of central Oklahoma Saturday, prompting added speculation about the ties between the quakes and oil and natural gas drilling wastewater injection processes. Although small in magnitude — measuring 2.6-4.0 on the Richter Scale — the frequency of the tremors has already surpassed 2013 totals, according to the Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS).

April 8, 2014

Oklahoma Regulators Seek More E&P Seismic Data

Calling the state "seismically active," Oklahoma regulators are working with state Geological Survey (OGS) and seeking more detailed records from oil and natural gas exploration and production (E&P) operators on activity related to well stimulation and wastewater injection practices.

March 20, 2014

Youngstown, OH, Approves Leasing City-Owned Land for Oil, Gas Drilling

The city council in Youngstown, OH, voted 5-2 Wednesday in favor of an ordinance that could open city-owned land to oil and natural gas drilling.

October 19, 2012

Ohio Quake Activity Allegedly Tied to Wastewater Injections

A well used to dispose of fracking-related fluids in the northeastern corner of Ohio is believed to have been responsible for about a dozen minor earthquakes in the town of Youngstown over the past year, with the latest one coming on New Year’s Eve, according to state regulators.

January 4, 2012