Oklahoma’s fracking-related earthquakes just keep getting worse.
Oklahoma is not a state where earthquakes happen very often under normal circumstances. In fact, in 2009, there were just 20 earthquakes that had a magnitude of 3.0 or higher, and none of them were 4.0 or higher. In 2015 however, there were a staggering 890 earthquakes, and 30 of them had a magnitude of 4.0 or higher. Not only are there more earthquakes and stronger earthquakes, they are also starting to affect more affluent communities, as well as the homes of some lawmakers.
How does Oklahoma plans to fight fracking-related earthquakes?
The agency that is responsible for regulating the oil and gas industry in Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, has asked the industry to reduce the amount of water they are injecting deep into the ground by 40 percent. While this could certainly cut down on the earthquakes, many critics have stated that this approach is too little too late. The best way to stop the earthquakes is to stop injecting waste water into the ground, and luckily, Well Water Solutions offers much safer alternatives, including water water treatment and high-quality frac tanks.
Fracking related earthquakes are getting stronger, and they are happening more frequently than ever before. If you operate in Oklahoma, and you want to start taking care of your waste water in more a responsible and sustainable way, turn to Well Water Solutions. Our solutions are great for the oil and gas industry as a whole, companies, the environment and the public! Visit our site to learn more.