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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Legislators Tour Oil Well

BY MIKE CORNELIUS

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.

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Earn A Premium Return with iGO Insurance

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The opportunity for companies to participate in an insurance program that offers a dividend based on individual performance is unique. iGO (Insurance for Gas & Oil) was designed with this approach and rewards MOGA members with the opportunity for premium return up to 15 percent for their individual performance.

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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).

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MOGN Headlines From March 2017

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The following is a compilation of stories contained in March 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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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.

The key findings of the study show a loss of 5.9 million jobs, a loss of $11.8 trillion in cumulative gross domestic product (GDP) and a potential increase in annual household costs of $4,552. In addition, the study estimates that the price of crude would increase by $40 a barrel (WTI), the price of natural gas would rise $21 per million Btu and electricity rates would go up 56.4 percent.

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EPA Moves To Enact Trump Order

ERIN McDONOUGH, MOGA PRESIDENT

On March 28, the Trump Administration released its Executive Order: Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.  Part of the EO called for the Administration to review its rule related to methane emissions from new and modified sources.

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Trump Order Promotes Energy Independence

ERIN McDONOUGH, MOGA PRESIDENT

On March 28, an Executive Order was issued by the Trump Administration outlining a series of actions to be taken related to promoting energy independence and economic growth in the U.S.  Highlights of particular interest to the industry include:

 

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MOGA Driving Positive Change

Recently, MOGA had the opportunity to host Representative Brandt Iden’s Business Round Table in Kalamazoo.

Building on the Economic Contribution Study launch, we plan to spend 2017 continuing strategic outreach around the state and educating industry members, key decision makers, local communities and organizations about the value of oil and natural gas production and infrastructure.

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