External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas
The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM talked about the Constitution Pipeline, energy jobs, liquid ethane and much more last week.
Every Saturday, Kevin Lynn of Linde Corporation and I co-host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas.
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The Shale Gas News is typically broadcast live and on our April 23rd show (click above), we covered the following new territory (see news excerpts below):
- 2 Experts’ Best Guess: PA NatGas Production Returns in 18 Months. Since the ramp-up of drilling in the Marcellus strata with hydraulic fracturing began around 2008, Pennsylvania is now the second largest producer of natural gas behind Texas.
- Fracking And Natural Gas Have Cut Pennsylvania’s CO2 Emissions 30%. Pennsylvania’s natural gas production has boomed nearly 30-fold since 2005. At over 16 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/day), the Marcellus, also being developed in West Virginia, now produces more gas than all of Canada.
- Energy jobs down sharply in Pennsylvania. Education and health services had the biggest increase, with 24,600 more employed in the sector compared with March 2015.
- Cruz blasts fracking ban during N.Y. town hall. Cruz’s fracking rhetoric was nearly the polar opposite of remarks made by Bernie Sanders during a campaign stop in Binghamton on Monday.
- Business Council urges Cuomo to stop obstructing Constitution pipeline. $875 million project would carry natural gas produced in the Marcellus Shale into New York. The 124-mile pipeline could supply enough energy to heat 3 million homes.
- Doha Deadlock: Oil Producers Meeting Collapses In Predictable Disagreement. Saudi Arabia and Iran refused to budge from their respective positions of not moving without the other.
- Liquid ethane from Utica, Marcellus shales headed to Europe via pipelines and ocean-going tankers. March 9, the first tanker departed Philadelphia for Norway with 173,000 barrels of ethane, a feedstock for petrochemical industries. Ethane gets higher prices in Europe and Asia.