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Michigan Lawmakers Evaluate Lower Severance Tax and Infrastructure Bills for Carbon Dioxide-Injected Oil and Gas Wells

While legislation driven by the rapid growth of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has dominated oil and gas legislation in recent years, this week, Michigan lawmakers considered bills  to enhance viability of other extraction processes: so-called enhanced or secondary production techniques using carbon dioxide injection and similar methods.  At the Michigan House Energy and Technology … Continue Reading

Michigan to Implement New Fracking Rules in 2014

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is developing new rules for hydraulic fracturing that would add protections for water resources and require additional chemical data submissions from drilling companies.  In a press release issued on October 22, 2013, the Department stated that the proposed rules focus on four key areas:  water withdrawal assessment and … Continue Reading