Peer Reviewed Study Shows Hydraulic Fracturing Doesn't Harm Ground Water

A new peer-reviewed study led by researchers at Duke University and released in the journal of The Geochemical Society in April 2017 found hydraulic fracturing, commonly called “fracking,” has not led to groundwater contamination in 112 drinking-water wells in Tyler and Hall Counties in northwestern West Virginia. READ MORE


Legislators Take Oil Well Tour

On April 24, Pat Gibson, Tim Baker, and John StillWell of West Bay Exploration guided 4 Northern Michigan Legislators and 2 Republican House Policy Staffers on a tour of oil wells in Gladwin County. This tour gave legislators the opportunity to see oil wells in various stages of their life cycles. READ MORE


McConnell & Scully, Beckman Production Services earn 2016 safety awards

Two Michigan-based companies were among 26 well servicing contractors nationwide to be presented with safety awards for 2016 at the annual winter meeting of the Association of Energy Service Contractors (AESC) in Oklahoma City. READ MORE

Court Postpones EPA Ozone Lawsuit

A federal appeals court postponed arguments in a 2015 lawsuit challenging the US Environmental Protection Agency’s then-recently imposed lower ground-level ozone limits while the agency reviews its regulations in response to a presidential executive order (OGJ Online, Apr. 12, 2017). READ MORE


New Energy Study Shows Impact of "Keep It On The Ground" Policy

As environmental organizations work toward their goal of keeping fossil fuels in the ground, a new study released Wednesday by the American Petroleum Institute (API) highlights the impacts this type of national energy policy would have on the U.S. economy and jobs. READ MORE


Court of Appeals Upholds MPSC Order in Antrim Vacuum Case

On March 21, 2017 the Michigan Court of Appeals issued a ruling on the decision of the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to allow companies to operate wells in the Antrim formation under vacuum. READ MORE

iGO was Made for MOGA Members

The iGO insurance program was designed and built specifically to benefit MOGA members. Businesses in the oil and gas industry have historically demonstrated a track record of safety and risk management leading to reduced exposure, risk and insurance claims. READ MORE

MOGA Launches Webinar Series

We’ve begun our year-long webinar series focused on the educational topics YOU choose! And it’s not too late to join! Each month we will bring in an expert to give a presentation and answer questions on a particular topic or issue of importance to our industry. READ MORE


Oil and Gas: The Lifeblood of Michigan's Economy

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Four Generations of Michigan Oil and Gas

Miller Energy Co. principals Mike Miller, Luke Miller and Drew Martin all grew up in — and around — the oil and gas industry as part of one of the most storied domestic petroleum families our state or nation have ever produced, but for each the journey to finding a home in the industry and the family business proved to be one of personal discovery. READ MORE

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