natural gas

Tenawa Gas Processing of Houston says it will start construction of a multi-million-dollar processing plant near Haven in south-central Kansas this month.

The new plant uses a process that cools the natural gas flowing through an interstate pipeline and extracts the resulting liquids.

Those liquids are processed into different components and sold to various industries.

Tenawa officials say the plant will process 1.3 billion cubic feet of gas a day. It is expected to employ 12 to 15 people.

Lawrence Looking At Natural Gas To Fuel New City Buses

Aug 26, 2013

City leaders in Lawrence are putting the brakes on plans to purchase new buses for their public transportation fleet. They're giving another look at using compressed natural gas as a power source. The city had planned to buy three diesel and diesel-electric hybrid buses, but it's re-thinking the purchase because of the lower cost of natural gas.

A feasibility study four years ago compared the fuel costs, but that was before natural gas prices dropped and supplies increased.

The average price for diesel fuel nationally is about $3.90 per gallon.

Kansas Oil Production Up, Natural Gas Down

May 10, 2013

A new report from the Kansas Geological Survey shows oil production in Kansas last year was up over 2011, but natural gas production was down.

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.