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Chesapeake Talks New Drilling Tactics

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Chesapeake has been working on continuing their drilling with less of an environmental impact.

The company tells our partners at the Journal Record that there is still valuable oil in northern Oklahoma even though there is more wastewater in the ground there than oil. 

So the company is working on a new way to drill in the state's wastewater filled formation that would also mean less wastewater to dispose of. 

Researchers linked the uptick in Oklahoma earthquakes to injecting wastewater thousands of feet lower than where it was extracted. 

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has asked them several times to reduce the amount of waste water injected into the ground and shut down wells. 

Chesapeake is working with state regulators to find shallower rock formation to inject that wastewater.

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