Governor Sam Brownback visits western Kansas Wednesday to tour oil and gas facilities.
The governor made stops in Hodgeman and Ford Counties. Brownback said he wanted to expand his knowledge on production and activity where different kinds of wells have been installed.
The governor said he would like to see Kansas become an "energy state".
"We are talking about millions of dollars in new oil drilling in Kansas over the next few years, this creates jobs, creates opportunities and it also helps America become energy independent." said Gov. Brownback.
The total oil production in Kansas is about 3.5 million barrels a month. Ellis County currently produces the most oil, while Stevens County produces the most gas.