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Alternative to Earthquake-Linked Wastewater Disposal Stirs up Opportunity for Oklahoma’s Oil Industry
A key part in solving the state’s earthquake crisis is the long-term management of an enormous amount of oil-field wastewater likely triggering the shaking. The energy industry is working to solve this billion-barrel....
Geologists: Here’s what caused Kansas’ biggest earthquake
The largest recorded earthquake in Kansas history likely came from waste water injected into the ground by just one or two nearby wells, according to a new study by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey. One of those
Trinity Environmental Services Announces Acquisition of Oilfield Waste Disposal Platform
Trinity Acquisition, LLC announced today that it has acquired substantially all assets and operations of CCNG Energy Partners, LP, a diversified oilfield waste disposal company with assets located throughout Texas....
Railroad Commissioners approve permit for oil and gas solid waste site in Nordheim
A 3 year battle between Petro Waste Environmental and the landowners of Nordheim, Texas ended today with a vote from the Texas Railroad Commission. Commissioners voted to approve a permit to allow the company to.....
50% of California’s New Oil Wastewater Wells Near Earthquake Faults
More than half of the new oil-industry wastewater-injection wells approved by California regulators in the past year are within 5 miles of a fault, increasing manmade earthquake risk, according to a new analysis of state
Boom Times for Fracking's Toxic Wastewater Come to a Shaky End
In 2010, as fracking was taking off in Oklahoma, Jeff Andrews, a former oil rig manager and drilling consultant, had an idea for how to cash in on the boom. Rather than drill a well that would produce oil, Andrews......
Committees gives final OK to disposal of radioactive oilfield waste in N.D. landfills
Special waste landfills in North Dakota can start applying next month to accept radioactive oilfield waste, after a committee Monday adopted new disposal rules over warnings from opponents of a potential lawsuit......
Oklahoma Orders 7 Wastewater Disposal Wells Shut In, 66 more to Curtail Ops
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) ordered seven wastewater disposal wells shut in, and ordered another 66 wells to curtail their disposal volumes by 25-50%, as the regulatory agency "continues its evolving.....
Water Treatment Plant In DC Plans To Generate Energy From Human Waste
The Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, operated by Washington, D.C.'s water and sewage authority, DC Water, is attempting to turn to an unusual source to generate renewable energy: human waste. The plant..
OK Corporation Commission Taking Actions More Often On Disposal Wells
This year, the Corporation Commission has already moved to a broader approach with disposal wells and seismicity. But even in the last month, they've taken larger actions more often.
North Dakota Saltwater Disposal Enforcement Highlights Key Legal Risks
Spills or improper disposal of oilfield produced water—which can be more than 10 times saltier than seawater and may also contain heavy metals and other chemicals—can turn even staunchly pro-oil and gas residents.......
Fortress opens $9.3 million Eagle Ford shale saltwater disposal well
Fortress Environmental Services (FES) announced that it has opened a new $9.3 million, state-of-the-art Saltwater Disposal (SWD) well in Waelder, Texas to serve oil & gas hydraulic fracturing operations in the Eagle....