FracFocus Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary

Five years ago, the Ground Water Protection Council and Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission partnered with a vision to provide the public a one-stop site to access information on chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations by location. The partners launched FracFocus.org, the national hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure registry on April 11, 2011.

State of Nebraska Class II UIC Peer Review Now Available

GWPC announces the publication of the second in its series of Class II UIC program peer reviews conducted under the revamped peer review process.  This process, a joint GWPC and States First initiative, is designed to assist states by evaluating their Class II UIC programs, recognizing the positive aspects of programs, and offering suggestions for improvement.  

States’ Natural Gas Storage Work Group Collecting Information

A national Natural Gas Storage Work Group led by states from across the country, the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) and Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) announced today that it has begun collecting pertinent information from participating states to proactively aid in progressing state natural gas storage programs and addressing regulatory challenges.

The work group, which was formed last month, is an example of states working together to address common issues.

Induced Earthquakes Raise Chances of Damaging Shaking in 2016

USGS Press Release

For the first time, new USGS maps identify potential ground-shaking hazards from both human-induced and natural earthquakes. In the past, USGS maps only identified natural earthquake hazards.

This is also the first one-year outlook for the nation’s earthquake hazards, and is a supplement to existing USGS assessments that provide a 50-year forecast

GWPC to Address Produced Water Management Options in 2016 and Beyond

The Ground Water Protection Council announced it will work with member states and other key stakeholders to begin a multi-year project that will address challenges and foster solutions for the alternative management and beneficial use of produced water.


2016 UIC Conference

When: February 23-25, 2016

Where: Denver, CO

CLICK ON "GWPC PROCEEDINGS" (below)
AND 

CLICK ON "DAY 1", "DAY 2", or "DAY 3" TO VIEW PRESENTATIONS

States Forming Natural Gas Storage Work Group

Work Group will examine regulatory regimens to ensure public safety and environmental protection

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – State oil and gas regulatory agencies have partnered with the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) and Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) to proactively address natural gas storage facilities and state regulations by forming a work group to recognize aging infrastructure concerns, identify technological advancements and determine the regulatory challenges. 

OERB Research Grant to Modernize Wastewater Reporting System

Funding will be used to purchase new system to better collect, analyze data.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Governor Mary Fallin’s Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity today announced a research grant from the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB) that will create a new digital system to collect data on wastewater disposal wells in the state.

OERB, which is a member of the coordinating council, stepped up to help provide much-need technology improvements at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

GWPC Conducts Utah Class II Peer Review

GWPC announces the publication of the first Class II UIC program peer review conducted under the revamped peer review process.

State of Utah Class II UIC Program Peer Review

(Published Nov. 2015)

Pages