Drew Martin Name COPAS President

SCOTT BELLINGER, MOGN Managing Editor

Martin_Drew.pngThe 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.”

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MOGN Month In Review: May 2017

Michigan Oil & Gas News May 2017 Headlines

The following is a compilation of stories contained in May 2017 editions of Michigan Oil & Gas News. Subscribe today! Print or electronic subscriptions to the Weekly Update Edition of Michigan Oil & Gas News are only $180 and include articles similar to the ones below as well as a complete listing of Michigan oil and natural gas drilling permit applications, drilling permits, rig locations, and more! Back issues are also available by calling MOGN at 989-772-5181

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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. 

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Competitive Rates Matter

A critical component of any successful insurance and risk management program is the up-front pricing that the members of the program are able to benefit from. In order to provide attractive pricing, the insurance rates that drive the final pricing need to be highly competitive. There are a few key items to think about when discussing rates.

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Air Quality Improvements Can Be Credited To Hydraulic Fracturing

A new report from Energy In Depth includes data from 23 peer-reviewed studies, 17 government health and regulatory agencies and reports from 10 research institutions that show the emphatic impacts hydraulic fracturing have had on improving air quality in the United State.

Increased natural gas use — thanks to hydraulic fracturing —has led to dramatic declines in air pollution. The United States is the number one oil and gas producer in the world and it has some of the lowest death rates from air pollution in the world. Numerous studies have shown that pollution has plummeted as natural gas production has soared.

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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.

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

Workers guide a section of drill pipe into a rack after it was removed from a natural gas well being drilled in the Eagle Ford shale in Karnes County, Texas.

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

According to this CNBC report, American oil production has grown about 9 percent over the past eight months, climbing to 9.3 million barrels.

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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.

The report, according to Kallanish Energy, was conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey and found hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of oil and natural gas wells in Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana, is not a source of benzene or methane contamination in drinking-water wells.

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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. 

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Report Addresses Underground Gas Storage

A report analyzing the potential vulnerabilities of natural gas storage facilities and ways to address them was released this week by a group of states organized by the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission and Ground Water Protection Council.

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