Texas Agency: Drillers Must Provide Seismic History Of Land Used For Fracking
Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 3:57 PM EDT) -- AUSTIN, Texas — The Railroad Commission of Texas (RCT) on Aug. 12, 2014, certified new rules related to injection wells used in the process of hydraulic fracturing, which require parties seeking permits for disposal or injection wells to provide reports from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) relating the history of seismic activity at the location where the well will be located.
(Proposal available. Document #94-140909-006X.)
The RCT was created by the State of Texas in 1891 to regulate the private railroads spreading across the state,...