Oklahoma News

Oklahoma Creates Fracking Guidelines with Goal of Reducing Quake Risk

Oklahoma is imposing guidelines to reduce the risk of earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing in its oil-rich shale formations, the first rules in the state to target the controversial production technique. The guidelines are aimed at the South Central Oklahoma …

Oklahoma Earthquakes: The Emerging Risk from Induced Seismicity

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. California is typically the first place that comes to mind when one thinks of earthquake activity in the U.S. In recent years, however, the central U.S. – especially Oklahoma, northern …

New Scrutiny for Oklahoma Workers’ Comp System

Three years after passage of sweeping legislation that revamped Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation system, courts are scrapping significant parts of the law in decisions that say the regulations violate the state constitution and do not provide adequate protection to workers. The …

USGS: M3.3 Quake Shakes Parts of Northern Oklahoma

An earthquake has rattled parts of northern Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.3 magnitude earthquake was recorded shortly before 1 p.m. Monday about 17 miles west-southwest of Perry in Garfield County. The temblor was recorded at a depth …

Quake Rattles Portions of North Central Oklahoma

An earthquake has rattled part of north central Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 12:32 p.m. Sunday about five miles northwest of Yale in Payne County. The earthquake was recorded at a depth …

Cancer Patient Sues Oklahoma Insurer over Proton Therapy Treatments

A prostate cancer patient and a cancer treatment provider are suing an Oklahoma health insurer for allegedly refusing to cover proton radiation therapy. Randy Farland and the Procure Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma City filed the lawsuit against Blue Cross …

FarmAssure Adds New Carrier

Edmond, OK, March 25, 2016- FarmAssure has announced that effective April 1, 2016, FarmAssure will continue writing all new and renewal Oklahoma property policies with a new carrier partner, Spinnaker Insurance Company.  Spinnaker is rated A- Excellent by A.M. Best, …

Earthquake Response Legislation Passes Oklahoma House Panel

Legislation that reaffirms the Oklahoma Corporation’s Commission’s authority to respond to emergencies involving oil and natural gas production in the state, including drilling-related earthquakes, has been approved by a state House committee. The House Rules Committee this week voted 10-0 …

Pair of Quakes Rattle Central Portions of Oklahoma

Two earthquakes have rattled portions of Oklahoma that are becoming accustomed to experiencing many of the temblors. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 3.4 magnitude quake near Medford Sunday. Shortly before that, the survey recorded a 2.5 magnitude quake near the …

Oklahoma Judge Won’t Toss Suit over Earthquake Damage

An Oklahoma judge has rejected a request from two energy companies to throw out a lawsuit by a woman who claims she was injured in an earthquake caused by the injection of wastewater. Lincoln County District Judge Cynthia Ferrell Ashwood …