The company said in a news release Thursday that this is a "strategic move to make the company more competitive in a cost-sensitive environment." It says the reductions are designed to "reduce overhead costs, increase efficiency, and drive improved performance."
Wichita-based Koch Pipeline Company is looking for shipping commitments from oil producers to use a proposed pipeline that would carry hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil.
Koch says oil shippers have until August 14 to solicit interest in the Dakota Express Pipeline.
The company believes the pipeline could be up and running by 2016 and would have the capacity to move 250 thousand barrels of crude daily. The line would move the crude oil from western North Dakota to Illinois.
A commission that evaluates medical transport services has placed the accreditation of EagleMed LLC of Wichita on hold. Eileen Frazer of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems said her agency will look for trends as it investigates the third EagleMed helicopter crash since 2010.
The helicopter crashed Tuesday night near the Choctaw Nation Health Care Center in Talihina, Oklahoma. A patient in the helicopter died, but it was uncertain whether it was because of the crash or the patient's previous medical condition.