Oil and gas production have a long history in Michigan. In fact, Michigan has over 18,000 active oil and gas wells throughout the state. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) regulates these wells to ensure that Michigan's environment and public health is protected.
Watch the first EGLE Explains video, developed by the Oil, Gas, and Minerals Division, explaining oil and gas wells in Michigan and how EGLE regulates them.
To learn even more about what EGLE's Oil, Gas, and Minerals Division does, visit the Oil, Gas, and Minerals Division's website.