Blog Post

14 July 2015

IS THERE A CONNECTION BETWEEN SEISMIC ACTIVITY AND FRACKING?

A recent article from the Washington post says there is a sharp uptick in seismic activity related to this practice.  But, it is the hydraulic fracturing of the earth or the practice of disposing of the wastewater into deep well?  Individual states are looking to push stiffer regulation since there has been an uptick in seismic activity associated with the jump of roughly one-and-a-half magnitude 3.0 events or greater per year to 585 last year. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/aftershocks-for-oil-and-gas-drilling/article/2567443