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Capitol Crude: The US Oil Policy Podcast

How shaken up is the US oil, gas industry by earthquakes' spike?

September 26, 2016 (12:05 mins)



Meghan Gordon and Brian Scheid

Platts senior editors Brian Scheid and Meghan Gordon look at the spike in earthquakes in Oklahoma and neighboring states, areas that contributed to the US oil and gas boom.

Justin Rubinstein, deputy chief of the US Geological Survey's Induced Seismicity Project, explains how injection wells can trigger earthquakes and tells us about a couple of breakthrough studies in the 1960s and '70s that demonstrated that link. Houston natural gas reporter Jim Magill tells us how state regulators have responded.

Check back every Monday for the latest analysis of US oil policy news from leading Platts editors covering the Capitol. E-mail the editors at brian.scheid@spglobal.com and meghan.gordon@spglobal.com.


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