US Oil Companies settle Earthquake Claims

A Class Action Lawsuit in the United States alleged that salt water disposal Well operations by three US Oil Companies - Spess Oil Company, Equal Energy US, and Fairfield Oil and Gas Corporation, caused earthquakes in 2011 near the Oklahoma town of Prague. One earthquake reached a magnitude of 5.7, effecting over 170 homes in the area.

The three companies were the subject of a Class Action Lawsuit. The companies did not admit liability but agreed to pay $925,000 into a settlement fund.

The settlement fund has to be approved by a local Court and a Hearing is scheduled for next month.

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