MOGA Joins IPAA Effort To Enforce Congressional Mandate

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The Michigan Oil and Gas Association recently provided its support to the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and 11 oil and natural gas producer associations in comments submitted to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on its notice of proposed rulemaking on Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines. 

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Update: Land Recording Fees Changing

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Beginning October 1, recording fees for titles will be set at a single flat amount of $30, regardless of the number of pages. 

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Industry Advocates: Legislative Day Survey

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Thank you for all of those that helped make our Michigan Oil And Gas Industry Legislative Education Day a success! Many legislators and offices have reached out to express their appreciation for the opportunity to meet with and hear from you!

 

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Budget Proposal Would Expand Geological Survey

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It's hard to believe in this day of technology that just 10 percent of the state of Michigan has been geologically surveyed -- but it's true. That may be about to change and Michigan's oil and gas resources will benefit because of it. 

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Michigan Residents Speak: We Don't Want Ban

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An effort by a small group of anti-hydraulic fracturing supporters has failed again.

At a gathering in Lansing yesterday, the Committee to Ban Michigan Fracking announced that for the third time in as many tries, it had failed to receive enough signature support from Michigan's residents to place the issue on the 2016 ballot.

The moral of this third failed attempt is clear: Michigan's residents do not support a ban and the data is clear that hydraulic fracturing is a safe and effective use of our natural resources

 

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Enbridge Line 5 Assessment Completed

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently has completed an assessment of inspection reports for Enbridge’s Line 5 at the Mackinac Straits – reviewing inspection reports dating back to 1998. PHMSA engaged Lamontagne Pipeline Assessment Corporation to conduct the independent review. The review was initiated in response to concerns among Michigan residents and leaders regarding the age of the Line 5 pipeline. Click here to access the full report, posted on PHMSA’s website.

 

 

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Michigan Radio: Rising Oil Prices Good For Michigan Economy

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Few truly like to spend more when filling their vehicle. Few really enjoy seeing a higher utility bill.

But everyone likes a thriving economy in Michigan. 

This blog entry from Michigan Radio does a top-notch job of explaining why higher oil prices actually means a better state of Michigan's economy.

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STUDY: Michigan's Oil and Gas Industry Drives Michigan's Economy

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Michigan's oil and gas industry drives Michigan's economy. The Economic Contribution Study conducted my Public Sector Consultants illustrates that fact with abundant clarity.

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API Names New Executive Director


The American Petroleum Institute has named Peter Langley as the new executive director of the Associated Petroleum Industries of Michigan.

 

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USA TODAY: Keep On Hydraulic Fracturing

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USA Today cut to the quick in a recent editorial piece:

"The campaign trail is unfriendly to nuance, and the argument over hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a prime example of a complex issue that gets oversimplified."

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