We’re at the epicenter of a major earthquake.
The quake has rattled the U.S. and neighboring states, and caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.
And as it shakes out, we can expect to see an uptick in oil and gas production, especially in states that have already felt the strain.
“As long as we continue to move forward with this fracking, which is causing this earthquakes, we are going to see that production increase,” said Marcellos Shale analyst and former Texas Railroad Commission commissioner Mike McAllister.
That’s bad news for the rest of the world, which has been hit by the most severe and deadly earthquakes since the beginning of the 21st century.
That includes the deadly 2010 Tohoku earthquake, which caused widespread damage in Japan.
And the magnitude-7.8 earthquake in Peru last year, which killed at least 17 people, also killed thousands of people.
“We’re going to have a lot of oil and natural gas companies that are going, ‘Hey, we have to be prepared,'” McAllisters said.
As fracking continues, the threat of a larger quake will be on everyone’s minds, including those of the oil and mining companies that have had to scramble to find alternative production methods.
And if there’s a natural earthquake, there’s always the risk that a fault could rupture.
A major fault in the U of A’s Marcellum Shale area ruptured on April 19, causing a magnitude-8.3 quake in South Bend, Indiana.
But McAlliks said the U’s Marcells Shale doesn’t pose a threat to the energy sector, because there are no faults in it.
And despite what we hear from the media, it’s not actually true, McAllitks said.
Oil and gas drilling in the Marcells Basin is not considered a seismic hazard.
It’s a well-regulated, well-controlled, well supported, well tested industry that is well-managed, well monitored, and has the necessary safety and environmental protections.
If we do a fault rupture in Marcellas Shale, there is no risk to our oil and the gas companies will be in a good position to drill in that area.
“They have all the permits to drill,” he said.
McAlliers points out that many of the fracking companies that operate in the Shale don’t have to have the necessary permits to operate, as long as they follow well-established drilling procedures.
In fact, the Maribels Shale is so well managed that some companies have even made changes to the way they drill to minimize risks.
For example, the company that owns the well in the area that ruptured is a subsidiary of Maribos, a leading shale gas producer in the United States.
It has also changed its drilling method to avoid potential faults.
The company is currently working on plans to replace a previously drilled well.
But as of now, Mcallister said that’s not something the Marins have any plans to do.
The Marcelluses Shale sits on a vast and complex fault system that stretches for several hundred miles along the northern edge of Oklahoma and Texas.
This fault system is considered to be one of the most complex in the world.
It’s located along the northwestern edge of the Maricopa-Sonora state line, which connects Colorado, Utah, and Arizona.
The fault system stretches across the entire Marcellatas Shave, from the Oklahoma-Missouri border to Texas.
“This is the heart of the US,” McAllis said.
It sits atop the biggest natural oil and coal reserves in the country, which also happens to be the heartland of America’s oil and oil production.
Oil is found in all the areas along the fault, which sits in the northern part of the state of Arizona.
“That’s where we’re going next.
It may be the largest natural oil field in the US, but it also has the most natural gas, the most carbon and the most potential for a huge economic impact,” McAnes said.
McAllisters told Recode that Marcells shale gas is more than just a source of energy.
Marcells Shales shale plays host to the nation’s largest open-pit oil field, Marcella Resources.
The area, which includes parts of New Mexico and Texas, is home to the world’s largest natural gas and the largest oil field.
Marcells is also a key part of North Dakota’s Bakken oil and tar sands, a large oil field that has been producing for decades.
What we know about Marcells’ gas is good, McAners said.
He said that Marcellans Shale plays host, for example, to the largest gas processing facility in the nation.
That facility, the MTS Energy Group, processes the gas from Marcells, and then it passes it through an in-house gas processing