RMP publishes 2016 hydrocarbon production data. Check out this post to see how much oil, natural gas, and NGLs were produced in Michigan in 2016. We have charts, graphs, and numbers and three different top 10 lists.
In this post RMP debunks Dr. Ulf Bossel’s anti-hydrogen thesis that has been propagated for years and was even published as recent as October 26, 2017 by Electrek. Dr. Bossel’s thesis says that making hydrogen is wasteful but ironically terawatt hours of electricity are being curtailed or wasted because we are not using that energy to make hydrogen. Read this post if you want to learn why so much energy is being wasted that could be used to make clean green hydrogen.
In the October 2016 MOGM we look again at the issue of putting Antrim Shale Wells on a vacuum system. We look at the numbers, like always, and we end with some final thoughts on how the word “fracking” has ironically set back environmental protection.
Michigan is playing a leading role in Carbon Capture & Sequestration (#CCS). Developing solar & wind as renewable energy resources is very important, but there is a reality that fossil fuels will provide a majority percentage of global energy for many decades to come even if every single world citizen & legislator focused on eliminating coal & oil. These are facts. Check out RMP’s report on why #CCS is so important, how Michigan is playing a leading role in #CCS, and check out RMP’s exclusive new map of Carbon Dioxide sequestration wells. Join RMP to learn about the energy issues that matter most.
Click here to read respectmyplanet.org’s September 2016 – Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly magazine. Each month RMP keeps our readers in the Michigan Basin up to date on oil & gas news and activity. RMP is a Michigan based 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the responsible migration away from crude oil as an energy source and the advancement of fuel cell electric vehicles. We do what we do because we believe freshwater is world’s most valuable natural resource and there is no need to threaten water to make energy.
In the April 2016 edition of MOGM, we look at the rise of natural gas market share and also the rise of natural gas prices. Natural gas is poised to make a big comeback in 2016 and the USA is poised to benefit from this more than any other country. The USA is the #1 natural gas producer in the world and Michigan has the #1 natural gas storage capacity of any state within the USA. Read this month’s MOGM to understand why natural gas prices are set to climb back above $3/mcf this year.
The 2015 full year petroleum production numbers are, according to RMP estimates, 98% reported. That means it’s time to review a whole host of tables and graphs showing you the top hydrocarbon producers in the Michigan Basin for 2015. Check out this annual production summary to see what got produced and where in Michigan. Also, a new feature added to our annual production summary is the estimated revenue generated by operator based on advanced calculations you’ll only find on RMP.
It was the slowest of times, it was the busiest of times. The first quarter of 2016 has been the slowest ever in Michigan oil & gas activity as it relates to new applications and permits. But, it has been the busiest time ever for applications and permits to connect Michigan Antrim wells up to vacuum systems. Click here to read more about oil & gas activity through the first quarter of 2016. Next month, RMP will recap the 2015 production numbers for the year.
Check out our interactive map of ground water contamination at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, Michigan. RMP considers Wurtsmith on our top 10 list of environmentally contaminated hot spots in the Michigan Basin. Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in fish surrounding WAFB were so high that Michigan Department of Community Health issued fish advisories immediately after receiving the data on May 2, 2012. Samples collected (by MDEQ) during the December 2011 investigation indicate elevated levels of PFCs in the groundwater, ranging from about 280 ppt (LF27 GP25) to 3,900 ppt (LF27 GP31). Read more by clicking through and check out our interactive Google Map of the WAFB site.
When FERC approved Cheniere to be the first licensed exporter of LNG in the USA, everyone took notice, including RMP. Now, 4 years later, Cheniere is about to start shipping LNG to customers in the UK, Spain, Korea, and India. Contracts have also been inked with companies in France for trains that come online in future years. Read this post to learn more and stay tuned for our upcoming interactive world map of LNG facilities.