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Apply Today for the Fall 2018 Energy Education for Michigan Scholarships!

We are excited to announce the fall 2018 Energy Education for Michigan Scholarship application is now available on the MOGA Website at http://www.michiganoilandgas.org/scholarships The Application will be open through August 10th

In 2017, Energy Education for Michigan (EEM) completed its Scholarship Application Re-vamp with the help of MOGA's Education Committee. This re-vamp was intended to honor the original intent of the donors to both the James Bigard and Tony Howard Scholarships while increasing the reach of EEM scholarships. A combined, fully online application has accomplished just that.

This year, another great scholarship fund will be made available to Michigan students under the same EEM online application. The William k. Roth Scholarship Fund was established following the Oct. 16th, 2017 passing of William K. "Bill" Roth, legendary Michigan petroleum geologist and mentor, whose steadfast leadership spanned his 58 year career in Michigan’s Oil and Gas Business.

Cutting edge technologies and bright young minds will continue to drive Michigan’s oil and gas industry into the future. Please share this incredible scholarship opportunity with students, teachers, and schools.

Visit: http://www.michiganoilandgas.org/scholarshipapplication to apply!


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On June 29, Enbridge delivered its final 3 reports to the State of Michigan in accordance with its November 2017 agreement. These assessments evaluate technologies and actions aimed at safeguarding the environment and energy infrastructure. They will be used to help inform discussions on the future of Line 5 and energy infrastructure in Michigan.

The comprehensive studies provided to the State of Michigan addressed the following topics:

  • Technologies and strategies to prevent vessel anchor strikes to Line 5 and critical infrastructure in the Straits of Mackinac;
  • Potential technologies that provide leak detection and coating integrity assessment on the underwater portion of Line 5 at the Straits; and
  • Prioritization and potential safety enhancements on Line 5 water crossings outside the Straits of Mackinac.

These assessments are the result of the coordinated efforts between State-appointed experts, independent consultants and Enbridge and can be found on the PSAB Website, Click Here for More. 


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Michigan's Oil and Natural Gas Industry Fuels Michigan Wildlife Recovery

We often think about the great trails and parks the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and the State Parks Endowment Fund have helped to create and maintain, but what about the connection between Michigan's local oil and gas production and our state's abundant wildlife?

In an opinion column published yesterday in The Detroit News, Leon Drolet, Macomb County Commissioner and Chair of the Michigan Taxpayers Alliance details how oil and natural gas have helped fuel wildlife recovery across the Great Lakes Region.

"Environmental awareness, conservation practices, and regulation have substantially improved our environment. But the role of oil and gas is rarely understood or appreciated. It is a sad irony that anti-fracking and anti-oil pipeline activists are working to ban the very industries that made the resurgence of our forests and improved air quality possible".

Click Here to Read the Full Article in The Detroit News


MNRTF Board Approves $40.3 Million in Recreation Grants

The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, supported by oil and gas lease royalties, continues to make a major impact on Michigan's great outdoors.

Recently, the MNRTF Board recommended more than $40 million in grants for outdoor recreational development and land acquisition projects to the state Legislature. READ MORE

 

EPA draft Strategic Plan for FY 2018-2022 highlights three goals

The draft Strategic Plan includes objectives and strategies for achieving the strategic goals, and establishes strategic measures and FY 2018-2019 Agency Priority Goals by which the EPA will hold itself accountable to monitor progress in improving significantly the way EPA does business.  This includes environmental benefits and engaging closely with public sector partners at all levels and the regulated community. READ MORE


 

Proposed Tax Reform Could Benefit Industry

Earlier this week, the first details of Pres. Trump's tax plan were unveiled. The Independent Petroleum Association of America issued an analysis of the package that explains some positive impacts on the oil and gas industry. READ MORE

 

B & B Oilfield Equipment Corp. expands services and reach

What began 35 years ago as a small, family-owned and operated wellhead business in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. has thrived in the ensuing decades, expanding in both products and services offered while extending its reach outside Michigan — all while remaining a family business, run by the same, albeit larger, family. READ MORE

Taplin Group Diversifies To Serve Oil and Gas Community

The establishment in late 2016 by Steve Taplin, founder of Kalamazoo-based environmental remediation company Terra Contracting, of a group of new environmental service firms, that include Taplin Group and Taplin Holdings, is just the latest chapter in an evolving story of diversification into new markets utilizing common equipment and common personnel that began more than six decades ago when Taplin’s father, Al Taplin, bought a business called A & B Sewer Cleaning for $800. READ MORE

NEXUS Pipeline Expected To Create Hundreds of Jobs

The NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline has been granted approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

The $2 billion project is designed to carry 1.5 billion cubic feet of gas per day from the Utica and Marcellus shale fields in Appalachia across northern Ohio and into Michigan and Ontario, Canada. READ MORE

Lambton County Council Supports Line 5

According to a report from BlackburnNews.com, the Lambton County Council in Ontario has gone on record in support of the continued safe operation of Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline. READ MORE


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Oil and Gas: The Lifeblood of Michigan's Economy

Check out the video here. 

Michigan Petroleum Directory Now Available!