Researchers say Kansas has underground gas-storage potential
September 6, 2019
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Large industrial operations — think electrical power plants, oil refineries, ethanol facilities — cough carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by the ton. That, in turn, warms the planet.
But now some researchers think Kansas could be a good place to pump the gas underground rather than up in the air, the Kansas News Service reports.
Carbon dioxide is all around us. Plants use it for food. Humans exhale it. It's used in dry ice and to make your soda fizzy.
But it's produced in serious, problematic quantities when we burn fossil fuels — every time we jump in a car an...