Texas Energy Regulator Taking Nimble Approach To Quakes

By Jess Krochtengel (May 11, 2015, 8:15 PM EDT) -- The Texas Railroad Commission on Friday ordered four wastewater disposal well operators to conduct testing after a record 4.0-magnitude earthquake shook North Texas, a move that shows how seriously the agency is taking earthquakes but also assures drillers it's not adopting a one-size-fits-all approach to seismic activity, lawyers say.

Friday's order notified the well operators at five sites near the 4.0-magnitude quake in Johnson County — EOG Resources Inc., Bosque Disposals Systems LLC, Pinnergy Ltd. and MetroSaltwater Disposal Inc. — that they need to conduct well and reservoir testing. Each of the four operators said they would voluntarily shut down to...

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