2009

Federal Initiatives Assault Oil And Gas

Over the past year, the oil and gas industry has experienced a roller coaster ride with oil and gas prices. However, our industry is facing more complicated issues than price shifts alone. Our biggest challenges now are coming from the federal level.

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Back to the Future - A Brave New World

Providing for our future energy needs will be one of the great challenges of the 21st century. Despite growth in alternative energy sources, world consumption of oil and natural gas will continue to increase.

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Kansas Launches Education Initative

The Kansas oil and gas industry began a new era for better energy education in 2008. By initiating the Kansas Strong campaign, the Kansas oil and gas industry is building on the success of the Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association’s public information efforts.

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Obama’s Climate Control Promise Conflicts with Energy Independence

During an address to a joint session of Congress in February, President Obama said, “I ask this Congress to send me legislation that places a market-based cap on carbon pollution and drives production of more renewable energy in America.” His plan, however, is not market based but government based (government determines the number of emission allowance and the price). It will enhance renewable energy, but at what price?

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Brownback Concerned by Obama Budget Proposals

U.S Senator Sam Brownback expressed concern about President Obama's FY 2010 budget proposals which would repeal eight tax provisions affecting oil and gas producers.

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Kansas O&G Producers Blast Obama Tax Plan

Tax policy changes being sought by the Obama administration would wreak havoc on the oil and natural gas industries in Kansas and other states and make the nation even more dependent on foreign oil, according to some Kansas officials.

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Providing for our Future Energy Needs

Providing for our world’s future energy needs is one of the great challenges of this century. Increasing world populations demand higher standards of living that require more access to energy. Indeed, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) projects global energy demand to increase by 20% by 2025. Without energy, our entire industrial and cultural infrastructure would collapse, including agriculture, transportation, information technology, communication, and many of the essentials that the public takes for granted.

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New Study: Proposed Energy Regulations Could Cost Kansas Thousands of Jobs

A coalition of America’s small and independent oil and natural gas producers today released the findings of a major research initiative, which, among other things, concludes that many of Kansas’ 40,000 oil wells, 18,000 natural gas wells, and 26,000 jobs in the petroleum industry would be lost if certain regulatory proposals are adopted in Washington.

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Industry At Communication Crossroad

In the public policy arena, we are truly an industry in transition. On one hand, we can take pride in our education initiatives and the progress we have made over the past several years to bring a better public understanding of the challenges facing our nation. Many Americans are beginning to see the link between greater access to energy resources and our ability to supply them with the energy they need.

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Education Initiative Has Impact On Public’s Energy Perceptions

The Kansas oil and gas industry began developing an energy education program in 2001 through the KIOGA Educational Foundation. The effort was developed to respond to public frustration and anger, but it was fueled by a fundamental lack of understanding about how our industry functions in the marketplace, and why oil and gas are so important to our economy, security, and standard of living.

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KIOGA Energy Education Program Reaches 10,000th Kansas Student

Recognizing that better energy education will be of critical importance to our state, nation, and industry in meeting future energy challenges, KIOGA continues to reach out to Kansas schools through our Petroleum Professionals in the Classroom “Petro Pros” program.

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