OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma Corporation Commission announced Monday that it plans to shut down “some Arbuckle disposal wells" following a 5.0 magnitude earthquake.
Though it wasn’t immediately clear how many wells would be shut down, the OCC also said it would reduce the volume of other disposal wells.
The commission plans to announce the details of the plan Tuesday after a final data review.
Read the OCC’s full statement below.
"The Oil and Gas Division (OGCD) of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) is planning to implement a new action in response to the 4.6 (OGS) 5.0 (USGS) magnitude earthquake in the Cushing area. The plan will include both the shutting down of some Arbuckle disposal wells and the reduction in volume of others. It will cover more than 700 square miles, and will be an initial response. Other plans are being developed that will encompass larger areas. Full details of the initial response will be announced tomorrow after final data review."
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