fracking en Thanks In Part To Fracking, Kansas Oil Production Rose 7 Percent In 2013 <p>The Kansas Geological Survey says that <a href="">Horizontal drilling helped boost oil production numbers slightly in Kansas last year, but natural gas continued its downward spiral.</a></p><p>Kansas oil production rose 7 percent to 46.8 million barrels last year, with most of that increase coming from the Mississippian limestone formation underneath southern and western Kansas. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, put new oil deposits in those areas within reach.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:28:40 +0000 Associated Press 35522 at Mid-Continent Fractionation And Storage Agrees To Spend $2M To Reduce Air Pollution <p>The Environmental Protection Agency says officials at natural gas liquids storage facility in central Kansas have agreed to spend $2 million dollars to reduce air pollution.</p><p>The EPA said yesterday the settlement with Mid-Continent Fractionation and Storage in Conway resulted from an inspection in 2012.</p><p>The company has agreed to install and operate a new vapor collection system that reduces emissions of volatile organic compounds into the atmosphere.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 17:19:13 +0000 Associated Press 34066 at The Economy Of Fracking: A Conversation With James Clad <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="">James Clad </a>is the former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense.</span></p><p>He is also an advisor to the Cambridge Energy Research Associates – a group which counsels governments, oil companies, utilities and others on the oil, and gas industries and global energy markets.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Aileen LeBlanc 32711 at The Economy Of Fracking: A Conversation With James Clad State Officials Discuss Fracking and Its Potential Link To Increased Seismic Activity <p>The Kansas House Energy and Environment Committee will hear an update Tuesday on hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas--commonly called "fracking"-- in the state.</p><p>Officials from several state agencies and the Kansas Geological Survey will also tell the committee about the potential connection between fracking and increased seismic activity.</p><p>As new technology allows extraction in difficult geological formations, Kansas has seen an increase in oil and gas exploration in southern counties.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:35:52 +0000 Associated Press 29160 at Fracking Companies May Soon Have To Disclose Chemical Use <p>Kansas utility regulators are considering requiring oil and natural gas companies to disclose information about the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing, also called fracking.</p><p>An attorney for the Kansas Corporation Commission outlined these proposed new rules Monday for a joint legislative committee that reviews administrative regulations.</p><p>Fracking uses water under high pressure to crack open rock formations and release oil and natural gas.</p><p>The information would have to be listed on a KCC database or in an existing online industry database.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:25:16 +0000 Associated Press 20806 at Kansas Oil Production Up, Natural Gas Down <p><a href="">A new report from the Kansas Geological Survey</a> shows oil production in Kansas last year was up over 2011, but natural gas production was down.</p><p>Officials with the survey report the nearly 44 million barrels of oil produced last year were the most since 1995. The oil had a value of $3.7 billion.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 11:23:32 +0000 Kate Clause & Associated Press 17007 at