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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excerpt: "The Ground Water Protection Council, a nongovernmental entity based in Oklahoma City, also has secured funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to build an electronic database to track disposal well activity. It will be available to regulators and researchers from all across the country who are studying Oklahoma earthquakes, so we can make informed decisions to help reduce seismic activity.