Speaking Up For The Industry

An informational meeting regarding the use of hydraulic fracturing was held recently in Huron County and attendees were given the facts by members of Michigan's oil and gas industry. 

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Speaking Out for Michigan's Oil and Gas Industry

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A letter from Michigan Oil and Gas Association board chair Jeff Cook was featured recently in the Detroit News.

Cook's letter was in response to a piece in the News regarding the drop in oil prices and their impacts on Michigan's oil and gas industry.

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2015 Marginal Well Report Released

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) has released the 2015 Marginal Well Report that documents marginal well activity and the economic contribution of marginal production in the United States.

Despite current industry challenges, marginal wells remain in widespread operation across the country and continue to reliably produce a meaningful share of total domestic oil and natural gas output. According to the report, 72.2 percent of all operating wells in the U.S. in 2015 are marginal.

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Study: Gas Cleaner Than BioFuels

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For years, biofuels have been touted as a greener, cleaner alternative to petroleum-based fuels. Turns out, they're not.

 

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Brock Engineering Storage School Is Sept. 14-16

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Brock Engineering will hold a natural gas storage school Sept. 14-16 at Western Michigan University's MGRRE facility.

 

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Oil and Gas Lease Auction is October 18

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Mark this date on your calendar: October 18.

That's the start date of a state auction of lease rights on land in the following counties: ALPENA, ARENAC, CHEBOYGAN, GLADWIN, GRAND TRAVERSE, ISABELLA, KALKASKA, MIDLAND, MONTMORENCY, OAKLAND, and PRESQUE ISLE.

 

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Ruling Protects DEQ Authority Over Drilling

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A lawsuit filed by the City of Southfield was thrown out of Oakland County Circuit Court this week, upholding the Department of Environmental Quality's authority to determine what is and isn't an acceptable drill site.

 

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Schuette Assures Line 5 Risk Analysis

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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, the Michigan Agency for Energy, Department of Environmental Quality, and Department of Natural Resources has announced that Det Norske Veritas (U.S.A.), Inc. and Dynamic Risk Assessment Systems, Inc. were selected to conduct the independent risk analysis and alternatives analysis for the Enbridge Line 5 pipelines under the Straits of Mackinac.

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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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Michigan Petroleum Directory Now Available!