The Kansas Corporation Commission, the agency that regulates the oil and gas industry in the state, says it doesn’t have the necessary staff to inspect the growing number of oil and gas drilling sites involving horizontal fracturing, or fracking.
“Current staffing resources cannot adequately and timely perform necessary field inspections with this increase level of activity,” the KCC said in its budget request for 2013.
With the Mississippi Lime gaining more and more steam as it is developed, its Northern section located in Kansas is driving the Kansan oil industry up through the roof. This budget revision should only help the Mississippi Lime progress in Kansas ans should help to increase its production even further. With an increased budget, more permits should be given, and bigger names are going to most likely start moving into the state as well.
Interesting article about Mississippi Lime developments:
CenterPoint Energy Field Services, LLC (CEFS), an indirect, wholly-owned natural gas gathering and treating subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy, Inc. announced today that it has begun initial routing activities for a proposed gas gathering and processing system in the heart of the Mississippi Lime area of north central Oklahoma and south central Kansas. The proposed White Eagle Gathering System would include up to 300 miles of high-pressure gas gathering lines and up to 200 million cubic feet per day of processing capacity with amine treating and nitrogen removal, depending on customer requirements.
This is could have huge potential going forward. The increasing development of natural gas, NGLs and crude oil going forward will require greater take away capacity, along with the increased fracking occurring means that this potential gas gathering system can only help to move the Mississippi Lime to becoming among the largest domestic energy plays.