hydraulic fracturing http://kmuw.org en Mid-Continent Fractionation And Storage Agrees To Spend $2M To Reduce Air Pollution http://kmuw.org/post/mid-continent-fractionation-and-storage-agrees-spend-2m-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 http://kmuw.org Fracking Companies May Soon Have To Disclose Chemical Use http://kmuw.org/post/fracking-companies-may-soon-have-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 http://kmuw.org