New fault data prompts Oklahoma Corporation Commission to close additional wells

By: Nina Carter

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Quick Facts:

  • The Oklahoma Corporation Commission began responding after Oklahoma’s largest recorded earthquake
  • The first round of wastewater disposal wells shut down last week in response
  • The OCC held a news conference 3 p.m. Monday
  • They say there are new developments in their response to the earthquake
  • In the conference, officials announced 32 well closures.
  • They said the closures will reduce 40,000 barrels of oil per day.
  • They said new fault data caused them to take action.
  • Officials said 14 wells will come off the shut in list and back online.
  • Three others will be added to the shut in list.
  • Officials are concerned a new fault is cued up and ready to go.

 

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