Internal documents show B.C. Hydro officials have had concerns since at least 2009 that earthquakes triggered by fracking are a potential risk to its Peace River dams.
Scientists dip pressure monitors into inactive disposal wells to better understand man-made earthquakes
So pressure transducers will be dipped into a goal of 12 inactive disposal wells as part of a $91,000, six-month study that’s a first of its kind.
Southern Methodist University seismologists recently revealed human-induced earthquakes in North Texas are not only caused by oil and gas operations but also have been occurring since the 1920s across Texas. Oil and gas industry professionals were quick to denounce seismologists findings, and the Texas legislature was quick to take action by calling for its own study, to be conducted by a team of experts appointed by the governor.
Oklahoma City-based SandRidge Energy is the latest company to be included in a federal lawsuit concerning induced earthquakes.
Earthquakes triggered by human activity have been happening in Texas since at least 1925, and they have been widespread throughout the state ever since, according to a new historical review of the evidence published online May 18 in Seismological Research Letters.