External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas
The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM talked about the war on fracking, LNG exports, methane emissions 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. This week we had Doug McLinko, Bradford County Commissioner and Paul Brown of JLE Industries as guests.
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The Shale Gas News is typically broadcast live and on our April 9th show (click above), we covered the following new territory (see news excerpts below):
- Pipeline project spurs water runoff concerns. The proposed route crosses all of Dallas Township, and stormwater problems already exist in places along it, Doughton said.
- Philly energy hub concept struggles in face of environmental opposition. Gas infrastructure developers are finding that Philadelphia is not Houston, where the public accepts oil and gas, and project permitting seems more certain.
- Latest Gallup Poll Shows We’re Losing the War on Fracking. Opposition to “fracking” has increased in the past year as environmental concerns, such as earthquakes, have grown, even though the procedure has helped keep oil prices low.
- EPA administrator: ‘We’re going to keep reducing greenhouse gas emissions’. Commitment to achieve the US goal of reducing methane emissions by 40 to 45 percent below 2012 levels,” Ms. McCarthy said. “We’re going to be moving that forward.”
- Cheniere’s Sabine Pass readies for fifth LNG export shipment. Cheniere’s Sabine Pass LNG export terminal is expected to ship its fifth cargo since start-up as the LNG carrier heads towards the Louisiana facility.
- Average utilization for natural gas combined-cycle plants exceeded coal plants in 2015. Last year marked the first time on record that the average capacity factor of natural gas combined-cycle plants exceeded that of coal steam plants.
- Dreaded ‘stealth’ supply becomes reality as U.S. drillers turn on ‘ducks’. Some U.S. shale oil producers are activating drilled but uncompleted wells (DUCs) in a strategy that threatens to dampen any sustained rebound in prices.