Report cites underground carbon storage as likely part of Texas earthquakes

11/4/2013 | IndustryWeek

A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests a link between carbon capture and storage and a series of earthquakes in Texas ranging from magnitude 3 to magnitude 4.4. The method involves injecting carbon dioxide into the ground in order to store the chemical and boost oil recovery. "The most significant result of this investigation is that gas injection may have contributed to triggering a sequence of earthquakes occurring since 2006 in and near the Cogdell field in Texas," according to the study.

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