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IN CALIFORNIA, FARMERS RELY ON OIL WASTEWATER TO WEATHER DROUGHT
BY ZOË SCHLANGER ON 4/6/15 AT 6:54 AM

 

Oklahoma New Directives

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s Oil and Gas Conservation Division (OGCD) has issued new directives to disposal well operators in Oklahoma as part of the continuing evolution of the agency’s induced seismicity “traffic light” system.

Order Reducing Saltwater Injection Rates

Due to increasing seismic activity in Harper and Sumner Counties, correlating with increasing volumes of saltwater injected…the Commission finds and concludes its powers…must be exercised to protect the public from immediate danger to health, safety, and welfare. Because individual earthquakes cannot be linked to individual injection wells, this Order reduces injection volumes in areas experiencing increased seismic activity.