Oklahoma Corporation Commission Shuts Down Two Wells After This Week's Earthquakes


Friday, August 19th 2016, 12:25 pm
By: News 9


The Oklahoma Corporation Commission announced plans to shut down two wastewater wells after this past week's earthquakes near Luther and Wellston. 

The OCC's Oil and Gas Division's plan covers wastewater wells that are disposing into the Arbuckle formation.  

The two wells to be shut down are within three miles of the latest seismic activity. The shutdown of these wells must be completed by August 25. Additionally, 19 Arbuckle disposal wells within 10 miles of the latest seismicity will be further limited in volume. 

8/17/16 Related Story: Earthquake Rattled Residents In Central Oklahoma 

The area experienced four earthquakes within the last week, the most recent being a 4.0 on Wednesday, August 17. Residents there say they are now dealing with property damage.