Oklahoma Corporation Commission. News

Emergency Order Allows Oil Wells to Shut Down in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission approved an emergency order on April 22 that allows oil producers to stop or reduce production without losing their leases for non-production. The three-member, all-Republican panel that regulates the oil and gas industry in Oklahoma issued …

Earthquake Prompts Shut Down of Well Completion Site in Oklahoma

State oil and gas regulators in Oklahoma have ordered the indefinite shutdown hydraulic fracturing operations at a well site after an earthquake struck nearby. The 3.3 magnitude quake was reported Sunday night near Bridge Creek, about 20 miles southwest of …

Study Finds Possible Deep, Unmapped Faults in Oklahoma

Scientists may have found previously unmapped faults in Oklahoma that could be contributing to a sharp increase in induced earthquakes in the state, according to a report on a study that used magnetic imaging to explore the rock formations below …

Oklahoma Earthquakes Lead to More Injection Well Shut Downs

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s Oil and Gas Division is directing some injection wells in north-central Oklahoma reduce injection volumes and others to stop operations. The directive issued Wednesday comes after the U.S. Geological Survey recently recorded several earthquakes in the …

Oil, Gas Regulator Modifies Oklahoma Earthquake Guidelines

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has developed new requirements for oil and natural gas operators in the event of an earthquake. The commission announced the new protocol for operators in the newest and largest areas of oil and gas development, known …

Five Bodies Recovered After Oklahoma Oil Well Explodes

The bodies of five people killed in an Oklahoma oil well explosion were recovered on Tuesday afternoon in a building adjacent to the drilling site outside of Quinton, Oklahoma, Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris said at a briefing. The bodies …

Well Owners Told to Lower Water Injection Levels after Oklahoma Quakes

After a series of small to moderate earthquakes in central Oklahoma, two companies are being told to reduce the amount of wastewater they inject into the ground. About a dozen quakes have struck just south of Hennessey, about 45 miles …

Oklahoma Energy Companies Settle Suit over Earthquake Damage

A settlement has been reached between two Oklahoma oil and natural gas companies and a woman injured in a 2011 earthquake. Prague resident Sandra Ladra filed the lawsuit in 2014 against New Dominion LLC, Spess Oil Co. and 25 other …

Recent Central Oklahoma Quakes Being Investigated

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission says its Induced Seismicity Department and the Oklahoma Geological Survey are investigating several earthquakes in the central part of the state. At least six quakes of magnitude 3.0 or stronger have struck since Tuesday in an …

Earthquakes Rumble Central Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey says several earthquakes struck central Oklahoma in the morning on July 14, including one with a preliminary magnitude of 4.2. State and local emergency management officials said there have been no reports of injury or damage …