External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas
The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM “The Talker,” talked about Jessup, exports, FracFocus and much more this week.
Every Saturday, Kevin Lynn of Linde Corporation and I co-host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas.
- Invenergy and Others Answer Questions About Jessup Facility: The county planning commission agrees Jessup’s zoning ordinance unduly restricts power plants but dozens of disgruntled residents told a panel of experts why they don’t want one. Invenergy won’t burn Keystone landfill gas but, instead, will tap into the cheap and abundant supply of natural gas from the nearby Marcellus Shale fields to run its 1,500-megawatt power plant, two of its executives said.
- Will talent pool support gas industry growth? The steady flow of Marcellus Shale gas will be matched by a steady flow of jobs it will create for several years to come. Question: will there be enough qualified people to fill those jobs?
- FracFocus Report, Helping us Paint a Fuller Picture: FracFocus reveals water was used as the base fluid for hydraulic fracturing in 93% of the disclosures, with volumes ranging from 30,000 gallons to 7.2 million gallons per well;
- Nonpartisan Brookings Research Finds Huge Benefits from Fracking as of 2013: The Brookings Institution finds the “fracking revolution” as they call it, has improved the economic well-being of consumers a staggering $74 billion per year.
- Study: End Crude Oil Export Ban or Say Goodbye to U.S. Shale Revolution: A just-released study from Bentek Energy asserts that unless the nation’s crude oil export ban is lifted, the shale energy revolution will come to an abrupt end.
- Gas Tax Can’t Ignore Prices: As regional natural-gas prices have plummeted by more than half in past year, legislators and others have questioned if the governor’s projected $1 billion a year in revenue from the levy is realistic.
- USA is #1 Natgas and #1 Oil Producer in the World in 2014: For the third year in a row the U.S. has produced most natural gas in the world ( #2 Russia). For two years running, U.S. produced most oil in the world, including Saudi Arabia.