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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Senate Approves Energy Bill

The U.S. Senate approved an energy bill this week that looks to improve infrastructure in response to an increase in oil and gas production across the nation. 

 

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Learn To Calculate Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure

Have you ever wondered how to calculate the maximum allowable operating pressure for your site?

You're in luck because that exact topic will be addressed at the upcoming Michigan Petroleum Conference.

 

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MSU, Consumer's Energy Team Up For Move To Natural Gas

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The Spartans believe in natural gas.

Michigan State University and Consumers Energy recently announced a partnership to convert the University's main source of campus power from coal to clean, efficient natural gas.

 

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PHMSA Notice of Proposed Rule-Making Waits for Publication

PHMSA (U.S. Department of Transportation – Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration) has announced a Natural Gas Safety Notice of Proposed Rule-Making. 

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Ballot Initiative Clarification Clears Senate Committee

In recent months, members of the marijuana movement and Ban MI Fracking have approached the State Board of Canvassers requesting they update their policy regarding the 180-day window for signature collection that groups initiating a ballot petition must collect signatures within. 

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