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GWPC launches state-powered WellFinder mobile application


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...

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


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


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have safe histories of operation and allow large supplies of gas to be stored during times of low demand, and withdrawn from storage when demand for natural gas is high; thereby reducing the need for larger transmission pipelines and allowing for continuous...

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Earthquake dashboard streamlines Oklahoma regulatory response


(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...

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