Disposal Wells http://kgou.org en Red Tape, Not Rules, Used To Manage Disposal Wells In Oklahoma's Earthquake Country http://kgou.org/post/red-tape-not-rules-used-manage-disposal-wells-oklahomas-earthquake-country <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">As earthquakes continue to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2013/11/14/oklahomans-live-with-shaking-as-researchers-study-earthquake-swarm/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">shake the state</a><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, s Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:35:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 27429 at http://kgou.org Red Tape, Not Rules, Used To Manage Disposal Wells In Oklahoma's Earthquake Country Insurance Agents Say More Oklahomans Are Seeking Earthquake Coverage http://kgou.org/post/insurance-agents-say-more-oklahomans-are-seeking-earthquake-coverage <p></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:02:00 +0000 Logan Layden 24166 at http://kgou.org Insurance Agents Say More Oklahomans Are Seeking Earthquake Coverage Oklahoma’s Earthquake ‘Swarm’ In One Chart http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-s-earthquake-swarm-one-chart <p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 17:56:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 23283 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma’s Earthquake ‘Swarm’ In One Chart Earthquakes No Danger To Cushing Oil Hub, Energy Officials Say http://kgou.org/post/earthquakes-no-danger-cushing-oil-hub-energy-officials-say <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">The Cushing oil hub is crowded with hulking oil tanks, miles of pipeline and countless pumps, compressors and other equipment used to ferry around the roughly 80 million barrels of crude stored there.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:29:18 +0000 Joe Wertz 21727 at http://kgou.org Earthquakes No Danger To Cushing Oil Hub, Energy Officials Say Oklahoma No. 2 For Earthquakes In Recent Years, Analysis Shows http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-no-2-earthquakes-recent-years-analysis-shows <p></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:49:52 +0000 Joe Wertz 18314 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma No. 2 For Earthquakes In Recent Years, Analysis Shows To Get Data On Disposal Well Earthquakes, State Might Create One http://kgou.org/post/get-data-disposal-well-earthquakes-state-might-create-one <p></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:22:07 +0000 Joe Wertz 17583 at http://kgou.org To Get Data On Disposal Well Earthquakes, State Might Create One Five Things Oklahomans Need To Know About Earthquake Insurance http://kgou.org/post/five-things-oklahomans-need-know-about-earthquake-insurance <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Seismologists at the U.S. Geological Survey recently warned that the ongoing earthquake swarm in central-Oklahoma </span><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">is&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3710" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">likely</a><a href="http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3710" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;"> to continue, could get worse, and might be linked to wells</a><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">&nbsp;oil and gas companies use to store drilling waste-fluid deep underground.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">In response,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ok.gov/triton/modules/newsroom/newsroom_article.php?id=157&amp;article_id=12955" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak advised Oklahomans to buy earthquake insurance</a>.</p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:38:45 +0000 Joe Wertz 17430 at http://kgou.org Five Things Oklahomans Need To Know About Earthquake Insurance Oklahomans Live With Shaking As Researchers Study Earthquake Swarm http://kgou.org/post/oklahomans-live-shaking-researchers-study-earthquake-swarm <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Keith Erwin says they remind him of the artillery he used to hear growing up near the Fort Sill Army base in Lawton. His wife Amanda says the earthquakes sound like thunder.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 18:01:47 +0000 Joe Wertz 17166 at http://kgou.org Oklahomans Live With Shaking As Researchers Study Earthquake Swarm (UPDATE) Mapped: Oklahoma’s Earthquake Swarm http://kgou.org/post/update-mapped-oklahoma-s-earthquake-swarm <p><em>Editor's Note: This post has been updated 11/11/13 to include the most recent earthquakes that occurred over the weekend.</em></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">More than two-dozen small earthquakes shook central Oklahoma, including several temblors that were 3.0-magnitude or higher, which people can generally feel. No damage or injuries&nbsp;<a href="http://www.news9.com/story/23865057/earthquake-outbreak-temblors-continue-to-rock-central-ok" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">have been reported</a>.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">The tremors are the latest in a swarm of quakes the U.S. Geological Survey says&nbsp;</span><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/topic/earthquakes-2/" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">may be linked to waste fluid disposal wells</a><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">&nbsp;used by the oil and gas industry. The swarm began in 2009, and has included more than 200 magnitude 3.0 or greater temblors. The “unusual” earthquakes don’t appear to be natural, and led&nbsp;USGS&nbsp;seismologist Bill&nbsp;Leith&nbsp;to issue a&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3710&amp;from=rss&amp;utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+USGSNewsroomPartial+%28Newsroom+-+Partial+Descriptions%29#.UmlZChBdAic" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">warning of increased quake hazards throughout central Oklahoma</a><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">.</span></p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:16:49 +0000 Joe Wertz 16531 at http://kgou.org (UPDATE) Mapped: Oklahoma’s Earthquake Swarm Oklahoma Quakes Continue As Researchers Study Unnatural Tremors For Disposal Well Links http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-quakes-continue-researchers-study-unnatural-tremors-disposal-well-links <p></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:21:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 15901 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Quakes Continue As Researchers Study Unnatural Tremors For Disposal Well Links