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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode - 121 Oil and Natural Gas Development in the Michigan Basin

domestic energy  fracing  fracking  horizontal drilling  hydraulic fracturing  michigan  directional drilling  michigan basin 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 9, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Dr. William B. Harrison, III of Western Michigan University about the economic benefits of oil and natural gas development in the state, particularly the Michigan Basin. 

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Michigan Basin Lease Sale

domestic energy  horizontal drilling  leasing  michigan  encana  utica shale  oil and natural gas  revenue 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 2, 2010

The State of Michigan held a lease auction last week, in which leases for nearly 274,000 acres of state lands were awarded to the highest bidders for oil and natural gas development. The sale raised $9.65 million in bonus bids on top of the $178 million offered for leases during the very competitive May 2010 sale. 

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