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US expected soon to be crowned world’s top oil producer


November 17, 2013 | | Oil & Gas


You might say Dean Weis was born into oil. While he wasn't the heir of an oil fortune, he marks his own timeline parallel to when oil really became a fiscal force in Kansas to the present day. The curator at the Kansas Oil and Gas Museum in Great Bend was born in 1929, just as the oil boom hit the Barton County area. By 1930, the county received more than $20 million a year from the oil and gas industry according to some estimates. Weis began working in the industry in his mid-20s, first as an equipment operator ...

November 16, 2013 | Veronica Coons | Oil & Gas

Falling gas prices give a lift to motorists ahead of the holidays


November 16, 2013 | | Oil & Gas

Railroad industry urges upgrade in oil tank car safety


November 16, 2013 | | Oil & Gas

Oil data an eye-opener


November 15, 2013 | | Oil & Gas

Ethanol credits create a volatile market


October 19, 2013 | | Oil & Gas

BP trial moves on to determine how much oil spilled


October 18, 2013 | | Oil & Gas

Shell Oil’s Arctic drilling operations in limbo


October 18, 2013 | | Oil & Gas

In Mexico, tens of thousands protest oil reform

MEXICO CITY – Tens of thousands of Mexicans jammed the center of their capital city Sunday to protest President Enrique Pena Nieto's plan to allow foreign firms to invest in and collaborate with the state-run oil company, whose independence from outside influence has been a source of national pride for decades.

September 14, 2013 | BY RICHARD FAUSSET Los Angeles Times (MCT) | Oil & Gas

Landmark study shows manufacturing renaissance from U.S. shale

WASHINGTON – A new study illustrates the far-reaching economic contributions of unconventional oil and natural gas development, particularly in the manufacturing sector, says API Vice President for Policy and Economic Analysis Kyle Isakower.

September 12, 2013 | | Oil & Gas

Study shows oil and natural gas leading carbon reduction efforts

WASHINGTON – Oil and natural gas companies are America's top investors in zero- and low-greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) technologies, according to a new study released by API.

September 10, 2013 | | Oil & Gas

KU breakthrough has implications for climate change, oil

LAWRENCE – University of Kansas geologists have synthesized the mineral dolomite at a low temperature - a feat that scientists have been trying to accomplish for almost a century.

August 20, 2013 | | Oil & Gas

Water recycling is big business for oil, gas support firms

(MCT) – Just a few years ago, Fort Worth, Texas-based Bosque Systems mostly operated wastewater disposal wells for oil and gas operators. And another oil field company, FTS International, was busy becoming one of the nation's biggest providers of hydraulic fracturing services.

May 18, 2013 | | Oil & Gas

Record exports mean summer gas prices won’t be much lower

(MCT) – Summer gasoline prices will be lower in the U.S. than they were last year. But they won't be much lower, experts say, because U.S. refineries have been exporting record amounts of fuel overseas.

May 17, 2013 | | Oil & Gas

Senators Roberts and Moran introduce Underground Gas Storage Facility Safety Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran introduced legislation to protect Kansans from the threat of dangerous natural gas explosions by allowing states to monitor underground natural gas storage in the absence of federal action.

April 19, 2013 | | Oil & Gas

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