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Oklahoma, Kansas Face Power Line Shortage During Oil and Gas Boom

The developers working in the oil and natural gas fields in the Mississippi Lime formation in northwest Oklahoma and western Kansas need electric generators to drill, but the electricity for these generators has proven to be insufficient in parts of the
November 27, 2012

The developers working in the oil and natural gas fields in the Mississippi Lime formation in northwest Oklahoma and western Kansas need electric generators to drill, but the electricity for these generators has proven to be insufficient in parts of the region.  These rural areas do not usually have load problems, so new infrastructure needs to be built rapidly, according to Western Farmers Electric Cooperative.  This coop is building 135 miles of new transmission lines in northern Oklahoma to help meet some of the new power needs.  Read more here.

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