NE Kan. residents feel crowded by oil producers

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – An influx of oil operators in northeast Kansas to reactivate old mineral leases has some property owners feeling like they’re being crowded out of their own land.

The Lawrence Journal-World ( ) reports residents like Victoria and Fernando Guerrero are seeing their property values go down because of the number of new wells.

The couple was stunned last February when they returned to property they purchased before going overseas for Fernando’s two-year military employment.

The land where they had planned to build their dream home was dotted with oil wells, and there’s not enough room to build because of set-back requirements.

State Sen. Tim Holland, a Baldwin City Democrat, has introduced a bill to give property holders more rights, but it hasn’t been scheduled for a hearing.

Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s