(Sept. 15, 2016) — The Board of Commissioners in Logan County made the right decision today to deny a resolution to ask the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) to close all disposal wells in the county, according to the Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association.
“Logan County was one of the very first areas addressed by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to reduce disposal of produced water,” said Chad Warmington, president. “The continued action of the OCC has led to the desired results of significantly reducing seismic activity in and near Logan County. A majority of the Logan County commissioners understood that the OCC has the research and data to make these important decisions.”
Warmington said prohibiting disposal of produced water in Logan County will not only impact the amount of oil and natural gas that can be produced, but will negatively impact local tax revenues and deny mineral owners their property rights to access those minerals.