May 2016 archive

Quakes Rattle Southern Kansas and Northern Oklahoma While Scientists say Reduced Disposal Well Plans are Working

  Even as early Sunday-morning earthquakes rattled southern Kansas and parts of northern Oklahoma, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey indicated they believe there will be fewer earthquakes in the region due to steps taken to curtail wastewater injection well use in both states. The prediction comes form Justin Rubinstein, a seismologist and deputy chief …

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Bakken Blamed for Reversal in World’s Ethane Emissions

  A discovery by scientists now blames North Dakota’s Bakken Shale formation for contribution 2 percent of the  entire world’s ethane output. The formation, which also stretches into parts of Montana is being blamed, according to some reports for reversing a decades-long decline in global ethane emissions, according to a recent report in the Washington …

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