induced seismicity

USGS earthquakes

The central United States has undergone a dramatic increase in seismicity over the past 6 years. From 1973-2008, there was an average of 24 earthquakes of magnitude 3 and larger per year. From 2009-2014, the rate steadily increased, averaging 193 per year and peaking in 2014 with 688 earthquakes. So far in 2015, there have… Keep reading →

Oil And Gas Industry Forms Backbone Of Brunei Economy

By Paul Toscano After a newly published study found a potential link between natural gas fracking and earthquakes in Texas, the “Squawk on the Street” anchors discussed the costs and benefits of the controversial process. “May I be so bold as to say that anytime you extract anything from the ground for energy, it’s a problem,” said Jim Cramer… Keep reading →

The potential for underground injections to cause earthquakes was thought to be a problem for natural gas, but a new National Research Council study says the impacted sector will not be gas. It’s a problem for coal.

Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), pulling carbon out of emissions from coal-burning and storing it deep underground, has been prominent in clean energy planning over the last decade as a way to keep taking advantage of coal resources to meet energy demand while tackling climate change. Keep reading →