Oil, gas firms owe $38,000
Eight oil and gas companies and 11 people together owe $38,892.71 in unpaid oil and gas taxes.
County treasurer Jeannine Bateman said the treasurer’s office will file tax warrants in district court as the first step toward collecting the money owed.
Other measures will be taken as well.
If non-payers have vehicles anywhere in the state of Kansas they can’t renew them without paying the oil and gas taxes owed, Bateman said.
“If the well is producing, we will go to their gas purchaser and file a lien against their production,” Bateman said. “Any way we can, we try to get it.”
The oil and gas companies together are $38,036.46 delinquent. Individuals owe a total of $856.25.
The largest bill belongs to Herington-based CK Oil & Gas, with an unpaid bill of $16,467.09.
The Kansas Secretary of State lists Charles Kremeier, Herington, as the company agent.
According to Dunn and Bradstreet, CK Oil & Gas has annual revenues of $102,515. Online ShaleXP database shows the company operates 102 wells and 82 leases.
Coming in less than $1,000 behind CK Oil & Gas is Randon Production, 2761 Remington Rd., which owes $15,538.78.
The secretary of state lists Randy L. Svitak as the company agent.
Under his own name, Svitak is $461.18 behind in oil and gas taxes.
Dunn and Bradstreet lists annual revenues of $100,000 for Randon Production. ShaleXP lists 153 wells and 65 leases operated by the company.
Other companies include:
- Arbuckle Energy, of Wichita, $690.61.
- Calgary Energy, Collinsville, Oklahoma, $1,545.07.
- Bond Oil Co., Farmington, New Mexico, $857.09.
- EOBM Royalties, Aliso Viejo, California, $1,887.74.
- Kelly Edgar Oil, Wellington, $528.71.
- Oil ZXIV, Wichita, $62. 16.
Bringing up the rear are the individuals, with Oscar Goode, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, owing $78.81; David Grossmann, Cincinnati, Ohio, owing $102.51; Eunice Hougland, Orlando, Florida, owing $94.29; Helen J. Jenkin, Lincoln, Nebraska, owing $67.69; Carol H. Kinkel, Santa Clarita, California, owing $139.42; Alden B. McCall, Dallas, Texas, owing $60.51; Ryan McDermott, Ramona, owing $118.61; Dixie E. McMaster, Valley Center, California, owing $71.31; Juli Pearson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, owing $61.55; and Christoph Weaver, Mustang, Oklahoma, owing $61.55.
Last modified Oct. 14, 2020