News & Updates

GWPC launches state-powered WellFinder mobile application

05-17-2017

The Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) announced today the release of RBDMS WellFinder, a free mobile application powered by data directly from state regulatory programs, which allows users to locate and select oil and natural gas wells from an interactive map to display valuable data and information.

RBDMS WellFinder utilizes well data directly from state regulatory programs. This data, submitted to the states by oil and natural gas well operators for regulatory compliance, has not been manipulated by the GWPC and has been vetted by regulatory program staff.  

The mobile...

Read More

Idaho welcomed as full member of Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission

05-12-2017

Idaho was welcomed as a full member state of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) during the 2017 IOGCC Annual Business Meeting in Oklahoma City this week. 

As Idaho's official representative at the meeting, Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) Director Tom Schultz was presented a...

Multi-State Work Group Releases Report on Gas Storage Regulatory Considerations

05-08-2017

Oklahoma City, OK, May 08, 2017 -  A national Natural Gas Storage Work Group released today a report on underground gas storage that evaluates potential vulnerabilities at gas storage operations and identifies prospective regulatory responses for consideration by state and federal agencies.

Most underground gas storage facilities have safe histories of operation and allow large supplies of gas to be stored during times of low demand, and withdrawn from storage when demand for natural gas is high; thereby reducing the need for larger transmission pipelines and allowing for continuous...

Read More

Earthquake dashboard streamlines Oklahoma regulatory response

05-05-2017

(The Oklahoman) Earthquake rates may have declined in Oklahoma in recent months, but that doesn't mean regulators are resting on their laurels.

Instead, they are continuing to refine technology and data collection practices from researchers and oil and gas companies. Among those efforts is the evolution of a visual "dashboard" developed by the Groundwater Protection Council with the help of other organizations.

The software pulls in publicly available data from earthquake repositories, faults and up-to-date information on the...

Read More

NGWA Presents National Groundwater Awareness Week

03-03-2017

March 5-11, 2017, is National Groundwater Awareness Week! Presented by the National Groundwater Association, the designated week aims to educate well owners, the general public, teachers and students about the importance of groundwater and how it impacts our ecosystem.

If you would like to support NGWA in this important public education initiative, the organization has provided numerous resources. Visit the NGWA Web site for sample news releases, radio spots, and educational tools and information.

The GWPC has made these resources available on our Web site as well, and...

Read More

Pages