June 2014 Landowner Oil and Gas Newsletter

The June 2014 issue of the Landowner Oil and Gas newsletter features FracFocus, and a Michigan Crude Oil and Petroleum Act 16 amendment.

Information in the June Issue

  1. FracFocus Information Source for Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals
  2. Michigan Crude Oil And Petroleum Act 16 of 1929 Amended In April, 2014
    1. Carbon sequestration and capture; enhanced recovery
    2. Includes pre-emption of local jurisdictions from restricting carbon dioxide (CO2) pipelines for enhanced recovery of hydrocarbons
    3. Landowners and the Michigan Crude Oil and Petroleum Act 16 of 1929

 A brief summary of the articles:

FracFocus Information Source for Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals

This website is an excellent resource for landowners and local officials in areas where high volume hydraulic fracturing is or might be used to extract natural gas and oil in deep geologic formations. The FracFocus website provides public access to a list of chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process, listed by individual wells. FracFocus also includes information about how hydraulic fracturing works, groundwater protection measures and links to regulations in Michigan and many other states. 

Michigan Crude Oil and Petroleum Act 16 of 1929 Amended In April, 2014

The amended act was signed into law on April 1, 2014 by Governor Snyder.  It now includes pipelines carrying carbon dioxide used in hydrocarbon “enhanced recovery” operations.  Carbon sequestration and capture and enhanced recovery are defined and discussed.  Developments leading up to the changes to the act and the four legislative bills that amended the act are explained.  Landowners are made aware of what they should know when dealing with the act.  

For additional information, visit the Michigan State University Extension Oil and Gas webpage

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