A “Frack Film Festival” slated for Saturday in Wichita will explore the effects of horizontal fracturing in Kansas.
OKLAHOMA CITY – A record-tying earthquake in the edge of Oklahoma’s key energy-producing areas rattled the Midwest from Illinois to the southwest part of Texas on Saturday, and likely will bring fresh attention to the practice of disposing oil and gas field wastewater deep underground.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In Oklahoma, now the country's earthquake capital, people are talking nervously about the big one as man-made quakes get stronger, more frequent and closer to major population centers. Next door in Kansas, they're feeling on firmer ground though no one is ready yet to de…
Northern Oklahoma counties next to the Kansas border experienced at least 14 earthquakes in the past week. Kansas, however recorded just one. There is no indication as to why the state's earthquakes declined this week.
OKLAHOMA CITY – A SandRidge Energy injection well has been ordered shut down because of numerous earthquakes near the well in north-central Oklahoma.
If you feel an earthquake, report it.
HARPER - With his phone ringing intermittently in the background, Nathan Ediger admits the calls keep coming.
Much like traffic lights that regulate vehicles, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission is using a green, yellow and red light system to address earthquakes.
In Harper and Sumner counties, as well as just across the border into Oklahoma, there were 15 earthquakes from Jan. 25 through Friday.
Oklahoma’s Payne County is now earthquake country.
The Kansas chapter of the Sierra Club plans to seek legislation in the next few weeks seeking a moratorium on saltwater injection from hydraulic fracturing in south central Kansas in response to earthquakes.
ANTHONY - Schools across Kansas routinely have fire drills and tornado drills.
HARPER – Sometimes the earth shakes St. Patrick Church – but it is not a message from above.
There were 60 saltwater disposal wells in Harper County that received wastewater from oil and gas production in 2013, according to data from the Kansas Corporation Commission, via the Kansas Geological Survey.
The state’s Seismic Action Plan – drafted by a committee created by the governor because of the growing number of earthquakes in the state – has two major components.
It’s called the “Kansas Induced Seismicity Action Plan,” and its intent is to identify and respond to earthquakes believed triggered by man.
For at the last 15 months, Kansas geologist Rex Buchanan estimates, he’s spent 90 percent of his time studying something once relatively rare in the state – earthquakes.
BLUFF CITY - Frank Smith and his wife live in a two-story farmhouse built in 1888, which had replaced the "soddy" pioneers first constructed on the site near Bluff City.