March 23, 2018
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Where are the Kansas earthquakes? • Disposal wells cause earthquakes. • What about earthquake insurance? • But earthquakes go along with economic development. • Regulations that worked. • Map of earthquakes versus disposal well locations.
I’ve written about earthquakes in Oklahoma, caused mainly by the oil-and-gas industry (see HERE and … More “Where have all the earthquakes gone? Kansas.”
June 11, 2017
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Earthquakes in my Iphone. • Fracking doesn’t cause earthquakes. • Largest earthquake in Oklahoma was missed by forecasters. • Earthquakes are declining with time in Oklahoma. • What are the chances of a big one? • What to do if you are in the path of the big one.
February 2, 2017
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • The latest on fracking and earthquakes in Oklahoma. • The role of Oklahoma’s government in dealing with this problem. • Keys to problem-solving: diversity and collaboration.
THE GOVERNOR IS MARY FALLIN. THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT IS MICHAEL TEAGUE. Wait, Energy and Environment together??? These two are usually on … More “What is Oklahoma’s government doing about fracking and earthquakes?”
March 27, 2014
Definitions: Fracking is hydraulic fracturing, a process where water (or similar liquid) is pumped down a well under high pressure. It is a proven technology in use for over 60 years. The pressure splits the rock like an axe splits a log, and creates fractures (cracks) in the rock containing the oil or gas.