I have an inbox full of emails asking if there is a connection between yesterday’s 3.3 Richter Scale earthquake and all the drilling and hydraulic fracturing and injecting. I’ve lived in the Dallas/Fort Worth area all my life and I have no memory of any earthquakes here until last October.
Of course last October, Barnett Shale Operators denied the drilling activity and earthquate link despite the facts that prove a link exists between injection and drilling activities and increased earthquakes.
Some sources say there were 4 quakes last October, but today WFAA said there were 6. Whatever the count, it’s certain that earthquakes have increased in our area.
So, what happens to all those pipelines they’re running through our neighborhoods when there’s an earthquake?
What happens to those extra special cement jobs on those really safe injection wells and the well sites?