Geologic Sequestration of CO2

Issues and Opportunities

Tuesday, December 16, 2008
8:30 a.m. to noon
Kansas Association of School Boards Auditorium
1420 SW Arrowhead Road
Topeka, Kansas

Sponsored by
Kansas Geological Survey
Kansas Corporation Commission
Westar Energy

Who Should Be Involved

The roundtable is aimed at those interested in the issues surrounding CO2 storage, including

  • geologists, regulators, and the environmental community;
  • CO2 generators, including utilities, ethanol producers, refineries, and others;
  • CO2 transporters, including pipeline companies.


The meeting is free and open to the public. For planning purposes, people interested in attending should contact

Debbie Douglass
Kansas Geological Survey

Further Information

For more information contact:
Rex Buchanan
Kansas Geological Survey

Susan Duffy
Kansas Corporation Commission

Brad Loveless
Westar Energy

The Kansas Geological Survey, the Kansas Corporation Commission, and Westar Energy are convening a round-table discussion of the issues and opportunities surrounding the geologic storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) in Kansas. The meeting's purpose is to bring together geologists, utilities, regulators, and others to listen, learn about, and discuss issues surrounding CO2 sequestration, particularly those relevant specifically to Kansas.


8:30-8:40--Welcome, Rex Buchanan, Kansas Geological Survey, Lawrence, KS
8:40-9:20--"Kansas Geology and CO2 Sequestration," Timothy R. Carr, Department of Geology and Geography, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
9:20-9:40--"CO2 Sequestration: Kansas Rules and Regulations," Doug Louis, Director, Conservation Division, Kansas Corpora- tion Commission, Wichita KS
9:40-10:00--"Kansas and National Greenhouse Gas Inventory," Tom Gross, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Topeka, KS
10:20-10:40--"Federal Regulation of CO2 Sequestration," Pat Costello, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region VII, Kansas City, KS
10:40-11:00--"CO2 Sequestration: The Legislative Perspective," Carl Holmes, Kansas House of Representatives, District 125, and Chair, House Utilities Committee, Liberal, KS
11:00-11:20--"CO2 Sequestration: The Utility Perspective," Brad Loveless, Westar Energy, Topeka, KS