Oil and gas investigations

Mike Soraghan

Reporter

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Mike writes enterprise and investigative stories, primarily on oil and gas drilling. Before coming to Energywire, he covered congressional leadership for The Hill newspaper and served as a Washington correspondent for The Denver Post. He has received awards from the National Press Club, the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Society of Professional Journalists. He was a Kiplinger Fellow in 2014 and participated in NICAR Bootcamp in 2013. He is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors and a committee chairman and former board member at the National Press Club.

Latest Stories

HYDRAULIC FRACTURING

2 wells, 1 patch of dirt. Who gets the oil?

OKARCHE, Okla. — A unique set of rules has evolved in this oil-driven state that allows two companies to pump oil from the same patch of dirt, sometimes in the same formation. But it's not going smoothly. Instead, it has left a trail of older wells damaged by "frack hits," flummoxed state regulators and started a civil war within the state's singularly powerful oil industry.