February 3, 2024 archive

Regulators direct shutdown of disposal wells near 5.1 magnitude earthquake site

    The Oklahoma Corporation Commission took action on Saturday regarding oil and gas operations that may have played a role in the Friday earthquake that measure 5.1 magnitude and was felt in four other states. The epicenter was several miles northwest of Prague and at a depth of about 1.8 miles below the surface. …

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Geologist maintains climate change is hurt Tulsa flood levee system

  Bob Jackman, an independent geologist and close follower of water and how it can help Oklahoma and also hurt the state believes the 84-year old levee system developed to protect the city of Tulsa is “worthless.” In an opinion piece for the Tulsa World, Jackman pointed out how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, …

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Coal and natural gas still kept Texas grid operating in recent cold weather

  While renewable energy fans raved about how wind and solar farms produced electricity during the recent frigid weather that hit Texas, it was still coal and natural gas that remained strong fuels for the electricity to keep homes warm—-and from the state’s energy grid doing a repeat of the 2021 Winter Storm Uri. It’s …

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