General Motors Defense LLC – Full Size Fuel Cell Pickup Truck – The ZH2

GM Defense LLC was recently launched & the new ZH2 full size pickup truck platform was introduced at AUSA in Washington DC. In this post, RMP takes a look at the new full size fuel cell vehicle & it’s impressive stats. Click through to check out some pictures & a couple cool videos of these new off road heavy duty fuel cell vehicles.

Debunking Dr. Bossel’s Anti-Hydrogen Thesis

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.

2016 Michigan Hydrocarbon Production Results January – June

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.

Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly – July 2016

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…)

Michigan Oil & Gas Production Report January – December 2015

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.

Landfill #27 At Wurtsmith Air Force Base

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.

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Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly – February 2016

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.

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Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly – December 2015

This month in RMP’s Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly (MOGM) we look back on the slowest year ever in Michigan oil & gas activity. 1931 previously held the record for slowest year in Michigan history for oil & gas but no longer. 2015 was the slowest year ever for Michigan oil & gas activity. With drilling activity slow, RMP forecasts spending more time on other aspects of Michigan oil & gas in 2016. RMP will be focusing on underground storage tanks (USTs), secondary recovery operations including CO2 injection and water flooding, and Michigan’s orphan wells. Check out our December MOGM, share it on facebook, and tell your friends to check out our publications.