Underground Hydrocarbon Storage (UHS)


Allie Lane, Geology Specialist
UHS Program Manager
Geology & Well Technology Unit
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 420, Topeka, KS 66612-1367
(785) 296-7254
Fax:  (785) 559-4258
Email: Alexandria.Lane@ks.gov

General Information

The Underground Hydrocarbon Storage (UHS) program regulates the storage of natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (LPGs), and liquid hydrocarbons in underground caverns developed in the Hutchinson Salt Member of the Wellington Formation. As of 2019, there are 9 active storage facilities, 368 active status storage wells and caverns with a storage capacity of ~73 million barrels, and 49 brine ponds. To see a complete overview of the UHS program and for more information about the geology of the area and cavern development please see the Underground Hydrocarbon Storage Program Overview 2019 (.pdf)

New/Current Events

Section 1:  LIQUID PETROLEUM GAS (LPG)

Regulations

Applications

Renewal Applications

Forms

Procedures

Brine Spills

Compliance

Conversion of a Storage Well or Plugging & Abandonment

Financial Assurance

Mechanical Integrity Tests (MITs)

Workovers / Maintenance

UHS Reporting Requirements

Section 2:  Natural Gas (NG)

Regulations

Application

Forms

Procedures

Natural Gas Reporting Requirements

Section 3:  Crude Oil (CO)

Regulations

Procedures

Guidance Documents


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