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Kansas conference focuses on energy policy

The entire Kansas congressional delegation is expected to join a discussion of energy policy at a conference of the Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association.

Association president Ed Cross will be the moderator of Monday's panel discussion in Wichita. The scheduled panelists are the state's two U.S. senators, Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran, and its four U.S. House members - Tim Huelskamp, Lynn Jenkins, Kevin Yoder and Mike Pompeo. All are Republicans.

Other presentations will include a talk by Tom Ward, CEO of SandRidge Energy, on developments in a type of drilling called horizontal hydraulic fracturing - also known as fracking - in Kansas' Mississippian geological formation.

The association's annual three-day conference ends Tuesday.