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Our nation’s best energy future

Just a few short years ago, no one would have imagined the U.S. could increase production of oil and natural gas while cutting greenhouse gas emissions, which are now near 25-year lows. A recent study by the Energy Information Administration indicates the U.S. emitted 23% fewer energy-related CO2 emissions in 2015 than in 2005. Further, thanks in part to increased use of domestic natural gas, ozone concentrations have dropped by 17% since 2000.

November 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Oil & Gas

Area intents to drill listed

Below are the intent to drill for oil permits in the area filed with the Kansas Corporation Commission in the past 180 days. The information is listed in this order: File name, permit date, section, township, range, east/west, district number, license and company.

October 14, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Oil & Gas

Gasoline deliveries in July were highest on record

WASHINGTON - Total motor gasoline deliveries, a measure of consumer gasoline demand, moved up 2.4 percent from July 2015, to average nearly 9.7 million barrels per day. Compared with June 2016, total motor gasoline deliveries increased 0.3 percent. For year-to-date, total motor gasoline deliveries increased 2.5 percent compared with year-to-date 2015 to a record level just above 9.3 million barrels per day.

August 21, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Oil & Gas

Drop in Venezuela investment could have impact on world’s oil supply


August 20, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Oil & Gas

Lower gasoline prices cause inflation to slow


August 19, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Oil & Gas

Low crude oil prices not the long-term story or trend

The drastic drop in crude oil prices in 2015 and 2016 have had a significant impact on the small businesses that make up the Kansas oil and natural gas industry. But low crude oil prices are not the long-term story or trend.

April 15, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Oil & Gas

Great Bend Desk and Derrick annual meeting

The Great Bend Desk & Derrick Club will be hosting the 61st annual Region VI meeting, April 28 – May 1. On Saturday April 30, Region VI Director, Tammy Watkins from Enid, Okla. will conduct the business session. Great Bend's Chief of Police, Clifton Couch, will be on hand to extend a warm welcome to the guests followed by a very special patriotic opening ceremony to be provided by the American Legion Riders. Keynote speaker for the Industry Luncheon will be Keith Miller, area stockman, rancher, and lobbyist who serves on the Midwest Energy board of directors. Other dignitaries attending the ...

March 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Oil & Gas

Obama scraps Atlantic offshore drilling plans in major reversal


March 18, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Oil & Gas

Virginia is ground zero in offshore drilling debate


March 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Oil & Gas

API launches Veterans Energy Pipeline

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs Member Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined the American Petroleum Institute (API) to officially launch the Veterans Energy Pipeline – – a new web based tool that will help connect current members of the armed forces and veterans to civilian employment opportunities in the oil and natural gas industry.

February 21, 2016 | | Oil & Gas

Are Lower Oil Prices Good for the Economy?

In response to a dramatic increase in U.S. oil production over the last several years, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided in November 2014 to dump low-cost oil into the global markets in an effort to drive down the price of oil and punish U.S. oil producers. As a result, crude oil prices have fallen by about 50% over the last year.

February 21, 2016 | Edward Cross, President Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association | Oil & Gas

New coker now operating at CHS Refinery at McPherson

Member-owners of CHS Inc., the nation's leading cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, are now benefitting from the recently completed coker at the company's central Kansas refinery.

February 21, 2016 | | Oil & Gas

Surging Cruz is big oil’s new crush as donors cool to Bush


February 19, 2016 | | Oil & Gas

Latin American oil struggles could be good news for Washington


February 18, 2016 | | Oil & Gas

U.S. Energy Renaissance helps achieve significant emission reductions

In early December, world leaders gathered in Paris to attempt to develop a global consensus on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on a global scale.

December 20, 2015 | Edward Cross, President Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association | Oil & Gas

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