Environment, Education, Energy: Policy to People

“New Study Finds Another Link Between Drilling and Earthquakes”

A new study from the University of Texas shows a recent swarm of earthquakes in the Eagle Ford Shale are largely the result of oil and gas drilling.

But take out enough fluids — the extraction — and the absence of that oil and produced water can cause quakes as well, the new study says. In the case of the Eagle Ford shale area, Frohlich found that 47 of 62 quakes from November 2009 to September 2011 were likely due to extracting large volumes of oil and produced water from the ground.

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