A disaster waiting to happen? The link between fracking and earthquakes is causing alarm in oil-rich Oklahoma

21-Oil-Storage-Tanks-Bloomberg-v2At first glance the small town of less than 8,000 inhabitants looks like typical country America, the kind of place that John Updike might once have written about. Except Cushing, in north-east Oklahoma, is very different. On top of its human residents, it is also home to about 87 million barrels of oil storage. The biggest ocean-going supertankers carry about two million barrels. The Exxon Valdez spilled less than half that amount when it hit Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska, in 1989. Now, more tanks are being built in Cushing as storage companies seek to increase stocks at lower oil prices. Read Article



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