“Helium is produced by the decay of uranium and thorium in granitoid basement rocks. The liberated helium is buoyant and moves towards the surface in porosity associated with basement faults. The helium then moves upwards through porous sedimentary cover until it is trapped with natural gas under beds of anhydrite or salt.” Quoted from the Geology.com article.More at Geology.com.
A group of farmers in Kansas explain how they pooled their land to build a stronger negotiating position with energy companies.More at CNN Money.
An article on the FuelFix.com website reports that Chesapeake Energy, Shell and other companies have leased hundreds of thousands of acres in southcentral Kansas with hopes of producing oil and gas from unconventional formations.More at FuelFix.com.