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.
It looks like Jordan Development’s Word Of Faith 16-27 Niagaran oil well is going to be a long term producer based on the flare stack shown in this post’s video. Check it out and stay tuned for RMP’s November MOGM where we will explain what Southfield resident’s can expect to happen at this location as Jordan Development puts in the necessary infrastructure to produce. The November MOGM will be published November 30, 2016 and we will have more pictures of the well along with our explanation of what will most likely happen next.
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.
At this point in October of 2016, all the reporting through the first six months of 2016 is complete. RMP has again downloaded, parsed, and analyzed the Michigan hydrocarbon production data for the Michigan Basin. Click through to check out our reporting and graphical analysis of Michigan Basin production. This post’s cover photo was taken 10/21/2016 and is the brand new 700 MW Alpine Natural Gas Power Plant west of Gaylord. Photo Credit: Neo.
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.
This month a group calling themselves the MICATS staged a protest at Attorney General Bill Schuette’s home in Midland, Michigan. The Detroit News has a story here.
For the record, I have never supported extremist groups or individuals like those in MICATS and neither has respectmyplanet.org. I don’t know them, affiliate with them, or in any way condone what they did. RMP supports as part of our stated mission the migration away from oil as an energy source. RMP supports ending oil pipelines that traverse our (more…)
In May 2016, the big news is the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings of Linn Energy and Breitburn Energy Partners. Both companies are top 5 producers in Michigan with Linn coming in as the #3 producer and Breitburn coming in as the #5 producer. RMP will be watching to see how these bankruptcies impact Michigan oil & gas operations.
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 the February “follow-up” edition of RMP’s Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly magazine. This month we revisit the Word of Faith 16-27 application for an oil well in the City of Southfield. Thousands of comments have been received and made public by the MDEQ. This month we take a closer look at public sentiment about the potential oil well. We also take a look back at Antrim wells being put on a vacuum system that we first talked about in August 2015. There are potentially more than 1000 Antrim wells already hooked up to vacuum cleaners since the light was turned green by the Michigan Public Service Commission. This is the most active sector of the Michigan oil & gas economy and RMP is the only rag talking about it.