Corporation Commission develops new rules to deal with earthquakes

The Associated Press - February 27, 2018 1:46 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has developed new requirements for oil and gas operators in the event of an earthquake.

The commission announced the new protocol Tuesday for operators in the newest and largest areas of oil and gas play, known as SCOOP and STACK in central and southern Oklahoma.

Operators must have access to real-time seismic readings and take action such as reducing the volume of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, after a magnitude 2.0 earthquake, rather than magnitude 2.5.


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