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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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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