Oklahoma to release next plan on injection wells

Posted at 11:24 AM, Mar 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-05 12:24:57-05

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Corporation Commission is planning another regional plan to address the rising number of earthquakes in the state.

The commission said Friday that the regional plan will address earthquake activity in central Oklahoma and be similar to the Western Oklahoma Regional Plan announced Feb. 16 that asks operators of nearly 250 injection wells to reduce the amount of wastewater they inject underground by about 500,000 barrels per day.

The commission says the central Oklahoma plan will include an area of more than 5,000 square miles and more than 400 injection wells.

It includes the cities of Edmond, Luther, Perry, Stillwater and Pawnee. Full details are to be released Monday.

Scientists have linked the quakes to the underground disposal of wastewater from oil-and-gas production.

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