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  1. Kansas oil production rose in 2014, gas droppedRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 28 | KHGI

    ... very year since 1996. Ellis County was the top oil producer in Kansas, with about 3.4 million barrels in 2014. Harper County wasn't far behind, with 2.9 million barrels.

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  2. Kansas Oil Production Up; Natural Gas DeclinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Kansas City InfoZine

    ... there fell about 8 percent in 2014 to 3.2 million barrels, down from 3.5 million barrels in 2013. Conversely, Harper County jumped from ninth to second highest producer in 2014 as production there rose 69 percent from about 1.7 million barrels in ...

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  3. Heartland danger zones emerge on new U.S. earthquake hazard mapRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Science

    The gentle landscape of southern Kansas doesn't exactly shout "earthquake country." Until recently, the notoriously flat state had just two of the seismic stations used for recording and locating earthquakes.

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  4. Kansas oil production up; natural gas production continued decline in 2014Read the original story

    Monday Apr 27 | University of Kansas

    ... there fell about 8 percent in 2014 to 3.2 million barrels, down from 3.5 million barrels in 2013. Conversely, Harper County jumped from ninth to second highest producer in 2014 as production there rose 69 percent from about 1.7 million barrels in ...

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  5. Fewer Kansas earthquakes, but are new regs the cause?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | Business Journal

    The Kansas Geological Survey has only recorded five earthquakes so far in April, down from 25 in March and a high of 30 in November of 2014.

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  6. Officials: Too early to say if drop in earthquakes caused by new fracking rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    ... were injected beneath Harper and Sumner counties in 2014. Only 51.8 million gallons were injected under Harper County in 2013, according to the commission's order. "We did not look at specific wells, but looked at how earthquakes were clustered and ...

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  7. Have new fracking rules reduced Kansas earthquakes?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | McClatchy

    - So many earthquakes rumble through south-central Kansas these days that the Harper County Herald charts them in each week's edition the way some papers run baseball box scores. They run on page 12. Right next to the oil and gas industry news as a ...

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  8. A small victory in the fight against fracking-related earthquakes in KansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | The Pitch

    ... due to the oil and gas industry. Regulators are finally taking steps to tackle the problem. Down in Harper County, Kansas, a recent and sudden rise in earthquakes has caused structural cracks and damages to the courthouse, with repairs estimated at ...

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  9. Cost of frackingRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2015 | Hays Daily News

    We were encouraged to see two separate but related actions take place last week -- one federal, one state. In both cases the steps were small, but appear at least to be reinserting public safety into the hydraulic fracturing equation.

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  10. Curb quakes in KansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | The Wichita Eagle

    The small earthquakes rattling south-central Kansas are becoming routine. But that doesn't mean they will stay small, nor that officials should shrug them off.

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  11. Commission orders limits on oil industry practice linked to quakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    Opponents of an oil drilling process linked to earthquakes in southcentral Kansas are celebrating this week after the Kansas Corporation Commission ordered companies to limit the practice. In the rulings, issued earlier this week, the KCC limits the use of saltwater injection in areas that have experienced increased earthquakes in recent months, particularly Harper and Sumner counties southwest of Wichita.

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  12. KCC limits saltwater injectionsRead the original story

    Mar 20, 2015 | Hays Daily News

    ... rom an average of less than one a year between 1981 and 2010 to 127 in 2014 alone, and 51 so far this year. In Harper County, the number of injection wells grew from 41 in 2010 to 71 in 2012, with another 18 new permits granted in 2014.

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  13. Kansas regulators order limits on certain fracking-related activitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | Business Journal

    Companies that are using hydraulic fracturing to access oil in Harper and Sumner counties will have to curtail some of their activities.

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  14. KCC Orders Fracking Changes In 2 Kansas CountiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | WIBW-TV Topeka

    The Kansas Corporation Commission issued the order Thursday. It requires drillers in five areas in Harper and Sumner counties in south-central Kansas to reduce the amount of water they inject into underground wells as a part of their businesses.

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  15. Harper County man takes complaint about earthquakes to KCCRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... The KCC order came hours after a hearing in Wichita where the commission heard a formal complaint from a Harper County resident who said he's frustrated by the frequent earthquakes that have rattled and cracked his rural home. Frank Smith objected ...

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  16. Kansas utilities regulator orders disposal well reductionRead the original story

    Mar 19, 2015 | KHGI

    The Kansas Corporation Commission issued the order Thursday. It requires drillers in five areas in Harper and Sumner counties in south-central Kansas to reduce the amount of water they inject into underground wells as a part of their businesses.

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  17. Wildfires Damage Kansas BuildingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | WIBW-TV Topeka

    A pole barn burned Monday night in southern Harper County, near Waldron. The county's emergency management office reports a grass fire which fueled it ran for two miles.

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  18. Man, 46, arrested in Kingman County shooting deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... wounds, according to the sheriff's office. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Kansas Highway Patrol, the Harper County Sheriff's Office and police departments from Kingman and Attica assisted in the investigation, the release said. The Wichita ...

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  19. Kansas man pleads guilty to murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | KAKE

    On Tuesday, 36-year-old Jeffrey Hartpence of Harper County pleaded guilty to first-degree felony murder in the death of 57-year-old Curtis Shelton. Shelton was found shot to death in his Nashville, Kansas home in February 2014.

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  20. Kansas House panel to have briefing on spike in earthquakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    A legislative committee will review data about a spike in small earthquakes in Kansas in recent years and ways to lessen their number, amid concerns they are tied to a process used in drilling for hard-to-reach deposits of oil and natural gas, the panel's chairman says. Rep. Dennis Hedke, a Wichita Republican, said Tuesday that he hopes the briefing he's planning for the House Energy and Environment Committee will reassure residents in south-central Kansas, where the earthquakes have been concentrated.

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