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An Energy Trove Awaits . . . Maybe
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TitleAn Energy Trove Awaits . . . Maybe
Extended TitleSigns of an economic influx: Restaurants are busy, and housing in some areas is getting harder to find.
AbstractA possible oil and natural-gas boom may occur in southern Kansas as drilling companies increase efforts to recover gas and oil by fracking. Although "its role has shrunk," Kansas "remains a player as one of the top 10 oil-producing states in the country, contributing 2 percent of U.S. production." The fracking process, "use of water and chemicals under high pressure to retrieve oil and natural gas that were once out of reach," are concentrated in "what is known as the Mississippian Lime play, a seam of rock under roughly 6.5 million acres of land stretching from Oklahoma into southwest and central Kansas." Article includes a diagram of hydraulic fracturing.
AuthorSteve Everly
PhotographerBo Rader
Travis Heying
DateFebruary 28, 2012
SourceThe Kansas City Star
PageBusiness Weekly, C1, C8
SubjectNatural gas
Petroleum industry
Drilling & boring machinery
Local SubjectFracking
Item TypeNewspaper Article
Access This ItemThis document is not available online. You may come to the Missouri Valley Room to view it or request a photocopy from the Library's Document Delivery service. https://www.kclibrary.org/services/copy-requests
CONTENTdm number40142
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