In a state looking to rebound from prolonged economic doldrums, oil and gas development is poised to be a leader in job creation and economic development in Michigan. With 52,000 wells drilled since 1925, Michigan is 10th in the nation for natural gas production and 17th in oil production, producing 6.9 trillion cubic feet of gas and 1.3 billion barrels of oil since 1925.
Hydraulic fracturing is a means of extracting natural gas from shale formations such as the Marcellus and Utica. It is a proven technology used in more than 1 million wells and is governed by stringent standards and regulations to protect the environment and citizens.
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