Studies Examine A Possible Relationship Between Fracking And Seismic Activity In Texas


Fracking has added billions of dollars to the Texas economy, but the process requires pumping large amounts of wastewater into the ground. New research has strengthened linkages between water management from oil and gas, and seismic activity. Bridget Scanlon and Peter Hennings, both researchers for UT’s Bureau of Economic Geology have studied the connections.


The Texas Standard, Nov.16, 2018

The Houston Chronicle, Nov.12, 2018



Featuring: Bridget Scanlon, Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology; Peter Hennings, Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology