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2021 Kansas Oil and Gas

Guides and Prices

Click here to find the 2021 guide, including the crude price schedules for general and eastern Kansas and gas MAF. Also located at this link are the separate crude oil price schedules, the gas market adjustment factor, both the oil and gas assessment renditions, and an itemized equipment full page attachment.  If you prefer the renditions in an Excel format, please contact the EKOGA staff. 


Please note the "changes" page in the beginning of the guide for 2021 notable changes, for 2021 there are no major changes..  Please be advised that both oil and gas Horizontal Tables are included as an Addendum in this publication.

If you have any questions, please contact the EKOGA office. 

Legislative Update 

The third week of the 2021 Legislative Session offered statehouse regulars a taste of February with committees in full swing and floor debate starting for bills that have cleared committees.
 
Highlights from the third  week in Topeka include: several committees grilling Kansas Department of Labor officials about the excessive fraud in the state’s unemployment insurance system; hearings to expand the low-income student scholarship program; a hearing on energy choice; and several tax-related hearings.
 
HB 2022 – the KCC well plugging bill passed the House and is now being scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Ways and Means Committee.
 
SB 24 - would create the Kansas Energy Choice Act. The Act would prohibit a municipality from taking any action that would limit a customer’s use of a service from a public utility based upon the source of the energy to be delivered to the customer. The bill had a hearing on January 27 in the Senate Utilities Committee.  The committee worked the bill on final action January 28 however, the Kansas League of Municipalities  opposed the bill and in efforts to fix the bill questions arose.  The League asserts that enactment of the bill could have an effect on municipalities  without a public utility.  The League thinks there could be a problem but, could not put explain what effect it might have on a municipality.  The bill was held over and further discussion will be February 2.  EKOGA provided testimony in support of SB 24.

Legislature Convenes

Testimonials

Kirk Vietti ​

​Blue Top Crude Oil Co., Inc.

"With being fairly new to the business, EKOGA and its members have been very helpful in answering questions that I have had concerning various aspects of the oil business."

The Kansas Legislature convened on January 11 with a number of new legislators and lots of new technology installed in the building to comply with social distancing and allowing the legislators and the public to listen in on committee meetings and floor debates.

With the potential of a COVID related shut down consistently looming over the Statehouse, Committee Chairs wasted no time getting to work.  The Statehouse has a much different feel this year.  The legislature is discouraging visitors unless they have a direct purpose in front of a committee. However,  In the Senate it’s business as usual.  Members and visitors have the option of participating virtuality if they do not wish to be there in person. But all Senate committees are attempting to meet as normal as possible. 
 
On the House side, the Speaker has encouraged all committees to be virtual if possible.  This has put some strain on the Statehouse technology infrastructure and caused several committees to cancel hearings due to technical issues.  On Tuesday, January 12, the Governor issued her State of the State Address.  The next day she unveiled her budget which has very similar proposals as last year’s budget.  The Governor is again asking the legislature to re-amortize KPERS and place a tax on digital goods sold in Kansas.  Both of these proposals failed last year.  Anti-abortion advocates also introduced and held a hearing on a constitutional amendment which would regulate abortion in the State.  This issue failed by a handful of votes last year and is the number one priority for leadership in both chambers this year.
 
Committees are working on issues more rapidly than we have seen in years and working 5 days a week.  Friday, normally a “pro-forma” day (a day that legislatures travel home) will be working in committees.  As stated earlier the awareness that COVID could shut things down has every committee chair working bills quickly.

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