hydraulic fracturing

Environment
12:19 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Mid-Continent Fractionation And Storage Agrees To Spend $2M To Reduce Air Pollution

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.

The EPA said yesterday the settlement with Mid-Continent Fractionation and Storage in Conway resulted from an inspection in 2012.

The company has agreed to install and operate a new vapor collection system that reduces emissions of volatile organic compounds into the atmosphere.

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Energy
7:25 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Fracking Companies May Soon Have To Disclose Chemical Use

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.

An attorney for the Kansas Corporation Commission outlined these proposed new rules Monday for a joint legislative committee that reviews administrative regulations.

Fracking uses water under high pressure to crack open rock formations and release oil and natural gas.

The information would have to be listed on a KCC database or in an existing online industry database.

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