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Missouri project to turn hog manure into energy

Developers of a renewable biogas project in remote north-central Missouri are hoping to turn hog manure into energy.

KCC approves rate freeze, rebates for Kansas Gas customers as part of Oneok breakup

State utility regulators on Thursday approved a reorganization of natural gas giant Oneok Inc. that includes a three-year rate freeze and some small rebates to Kansas Gas Service customers.

Consumers could benefit from gas company split

Kansas Gas Service customers will get a freeze in base rates until 2017 and some small rebates over the next three years, if regulators approve a plan by Oklahoma gas giant Oneok Inc. to spin off its utility operations.

Deal with China provides funds for Texas firm to drill at Kansas sites

Houston-based Petro River Oil said Monday that it plans to start drilling in Harvey and Butler counties now that it has closed a deal for $6.5 million from China-based Petrol Lakes Holding Limited.

Conservative legislators decry wind power mandate for utilities

Some conservative leaders in the Kansas Legislature say wind power has been a huge burden on Kansas utility ratepayers, and the state needs to stop forcing utilities to buy it.

Former general links ethanol, national security at Pratt Energy speech

Former Gen. Wesley Clark, co-chairman of the national ethanol group Growth Energy, flew into town Monday to speak at the newly reopened Pratt Energy ethanol plant.

Kansas oil boom has produced mixed results for southern counties

Mike Lanie cruised along SW 80th Road, a dirt road in the gently rolling farm land a few miles from the Oklahoma border, showing off the source of Harper County’s developing prosperity.

EPA may back off ethanol plan

The federal government on Friday proposed backing away from its ambitious effort to keep building the nation’s ethanol industry, opting to drop the amount of ethanol petroleum companies must buy in 2014 to close to current levels.

El Dorado oil storage terminal sold

Rimrock Midstream has purchased Enbridge Energy Partners’ El Dorado Storage Terminal.

Westar wind farm first in wave to beat tax credit deadline

Westar Energy announced Wednesday that it has signed a contract with Apex Clean Energy to buy 200 megawatts of electricity from a wind farm Apex will build in Oklahoma south of Arkansas City.

HollyFrontier, owner of El Dorado refinery, sees big drop in net income

HollyFrontier, which owns the refinery in El Dorado, reported net income of $82.3 million in the third quarter, compared with $600.4 million in the same quarter last year.

Sandridge stocks plunge with report of less oil production in Kan., Okla.

Investors hammered the stocks of two Sandridge Energy investment entities Friday after the company reported that oil production in northern Oklahoma and, to a lesser extent, southern Kansas was lower than expected in the second quarter.

Pratt ethanol plant reopens under new partnership

An ethanol plant in Pratt shuttered for five years has reopened under the ownership of Pratt Energy, a partnership between Scoular Co. and Pratt Biofuel Investors, according to the company.

Shell Oil pulling out of Kansas

Shell Oil has confirmed what it had hinted earlier: that it is pulling out of Kansas completely, selling off 45 producing wells and 600,000 acres of leases in Barber, Harper, Kingman, Pratt, McPherson, Sedgwick, Sumner, Rice and Reno counties.

‘Blend wall’ could mean oil industry ethanol costs will be passed on to consumers

The price of corn is down. That’s about where the good news ends for ethanol makers in 2013.

Kansas segment of oil pipeline to begin

The vast stack of oil pipe lying in a field north of El Dorado is part of a great race between rising oil production in the middle of North America and the ability to move that oil to market.

New wind farm proposed for Dodge City area

A wind farm developer is seeking a conditional use permit from the Ford County Zoning Board for a 180-megawatt-capacity wind farm, the Bloom Wind Power Project, 20 miles south of Dodge City.

Kansas’ first public natural-gas station opens in Wichita

Wichita has a new source of energy.

Bennett takes over as CEO of SandRidge Energy

The board of directors of SandRidge Energy, the Oklahoma City company that led the opening of Kansas’ Mississippian Limestone play, named James Bennett CEO and president, and board member Jeffrey Serota as interim non-executive chairman, effective Wednesday.

Kansas oil production rises 5% in 2012; natural gas production falls

Driven by continued strong prices and horizontal drilling, Kansas oil production rose 5 percent in 2012, while low natural gas prices idled exploration rigs, causing gas production to fall 4.3 percent, according to the Kansas Geological Survey.

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