EARTHQUAKES: Disposal well near epicenter of Okla.’s biggest quake was too deep — Friday, May 15, 2015 — www.eenews.net

Mike Soraghan, E&E reporter EnergyWire: Friday, May 15, 2015

The oil wastewater disposal well near the epicenter of Oklahoma’s largest recorded earthquake was drilled too deep, a mistake that some think can lead to earthquakes.

New Dominion LLC, the Tulsa-based producer that owns the well, recently sought and received state approval to make the well shallower by “plugging it back.”

But New Dominion said that doesn’t mean its Wilzetta disposal well is connected to the magnitude-5.7 earthquake in November 2011 near Prague, Okla.

Source: EARTHQUAKES: Disposal well near epicenter of Okla.’s biggest quake was too deep — Friday, May 15, 2015 — www.eenews.net

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One Response to "EARTHQUAKES: Disposal well near epicenter of Okla.’s biggest quake was too deep — Friday, May 15, 2015 — www.eenews.net"

  1. Vivian Potts   May 16, 2015 at 3:56 am

    There has been more than enough proof they are causing earthquakes. Now insurers are now stating if they feel the earthquake is “man made” they won’t cover–enough said–Our homes are being destroyed

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