#021: Oil & Gas in Kansas with Ed Cross
How do conventional wells look in Kansas right now, what issues are they lobbying for across the state and what’s on the horizon? Today Phil is chatting with Ed Cross, President of the Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association (KIOGA) about how he got into the oil and gas industry and how he ended up working for KIOGA. You’ll hear about the state and federal issues that they’re fighting for and what has been going on in Kansas in the oil and gas industry. Ed shares what he’s most excited about and the importance of educating others on the importance of oil and gas.
Here are some of the things you can look forward to in this episode:
- How Ed got into the oil and gas industry
- An overview of what Ed does at KIOGA
- The statewide and federal issues that they’re lobbying for
- What Ed is most excited about for the future of oil and gas
2:48 How Ed got into the oil and gas industry
3:21 What Ed does as the President of the association
3:59 What is happening in KIOGA and the oil and gas industry currently
4:58 What they’re fighting for at the state level
5:40 The issues they deal with on the federal level
7:20 The outlook of conventional wells moving forward in Kansas
9:13 Production in Kansas dropping due to financial issues in 2014
10:05 Adjusting technology to be used in Kansas
10:30 What KIOGA will be advocating for in the upcoming months
12:30 What Ed is most excited about for the future of the oil and gas industry
Founded in 1937, the Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association (KIOGA) is a nonprofit member organization representing independent oil and natural gas producers in Kansas, as well as allied service and supply companies. The purpose of KIOGA as stated in the original articles of incorporation, is “. . . to improve the market for oil and gas produced in Kansas and to promote the welfare of the oil and gas industry in the State of Kansas.”
Independent oil and natural gas producers are nonintegrated companies which receive nearly all their revenue from production at the wellhead. Independents are in the oil and natural gas exploration and production business and are not major integrated companies who also refine and market petroleum end-products. Independents account for 93% of the oil and 63% of the natural gas produced in Kansas. Nationally, independents drill 90% of domestic oil and natural gas wells and produce over 80% of America’s oil and natural gas.
With over 4,200 members, KIOGA is the lead state and national advocate for Kansas independent oil and natural gas producers. We are committed to ensuring that tomorrow’s energy policy will be one in which our members grow and prosper. Our active presence before the Kansas Legislature, U.S. Congress, state and federal regulatory agencies, and other governmental decision-makers means the concerns of Kansas independent oil and natural gas producers are heard in Topeka and Washington.