Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Blake Production Appeals Fine over Acid Spill to State Supreme Court

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Blake Production Appeals Fine over Acid Spill to State Supreme Court

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Blake Production Co. has appealed a pollution enforcement case from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Attorney Russ Walker said he disagreed with a portion of the OCC's ruling.

On Aug. 12, 2014, OCC's Oil and Gas Conservation Division filed an enforcement action against Blake Production. The company allegedly spilled the entire contents of a storage tank on a well site outside of Kingfisher on July 28, 2014.

Blake Production employees were preparing to hydraulically fracture the well, and 21,000 gallons of a 15-percent hydrochloric acid solution flowed out of the tank, off the well site and onto the adjoining landowner's alfalfa field.

The spill was the largest frack-acid incident in OCC history, spokesman Matt Skinner said. Agency attorneys sought more than $10,000 in fines.

Walker appealed the proposed fine and contempt charge, alleging three service providers should also be held liable for the spill. …

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