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, 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


Drew Martin Named COPAS President

The Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies (COPAS) of Michigan has announced that Drew Martin of Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Miller Energy Co. will be the organization’s new president.

Tom Marben, who served as COPAS of Michigan president for 2016–17, noted late last week in an email announcement, “I have no doubt that Drew will do a great job for the society and provide valuable leadership.” READ MORE


Michigan Chamber Supports Sound Science

Listen to science, not bumper stickers.

That's the message delivered by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce in a statement of support for Michigan's oil and gas industry and, specifically, Line 5. READ MORE

Straits of Mackinac Pipeline Passes Pressure Test

A portion of Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline, which travels through the straits of Mackinac recently underwent a successful pressure test. READ MORE

Analysts: U.S. Oil and Gas Production Will Continue to Climb

Oil production is booming in the United States and, according to analysts, there's no reason to expect that to stop. READ MORE


Hydraulic Fracturing Not Repsonsible For Water Contamination

You've heard the same old, same old. Now here's the truth: Hydraulic fracturing is NOT responsible for benzene or methane contamination in drinking water. READ MORE


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


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


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