External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas
The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, talked about the Sunbury Pipeline, PA prosperity, scorching heat and much more last week.
Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week we had David Murk, Pipeline Manager, at the American Petroleum Institute (API) as a guest.
David is a retired Captain in the US Coast Guard. In his capacity David is the lead for liquid and natural gas pipeline matters and is responsible for the oversight of infrastructure policy and technical issues to support and advocate for the safe, reliable and efficient transportation of petroleum liquid and natural gas by pipeline.
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The Shale Gas News, typically, is broadcast live. On the August 27th show (click above), we covered the following new territory (see news excerpts below):
- Can Natural Gas Save Lives? Evidence from the Deployment of a Fuel Delivery System in a Developing Country. There has been a widespread displacement of coal by natural gas as space heating and cooking technology in Turkey in the last two decades, triggered by the deployment of natural gas networks.
- UGI Breaks Ground on Sunbury Pipeline for NEPA Electric Plant. The 20-inch Sunbury Pipeline will start in Lycoming County and travel through Montour, Union, and Northumberland counties, cross the Susquehanna River and ending up at Hummel Station Plant in Shamokin Dam in Synder County. On Wednesday, UGI broke ground on the new pipeline. The impossible just became possible!.
- Pipelines are key to Pa. economic prosperity (column) By Gene Barr. Pennsylvania’s economy continues to face headwinds. Unemployment has increased over the past year – now higher than the national average – with most jobs losses coming in the blue-collar construction, manufacturing and mining sectors. Policymakers and regulators can help stem this tide by enacting pro-growth policies, and that starts with building out infrastructure and authorizing the construction of several major pipeline projects.
- Scorching heat ripples through commodity markets. An odd thing happened in late July. US energy companies pulled natural gas from stockpiles in the first summer drawdown in a decade. They typically bank natural gas during the summer, injecting supplies underground week after week for use during chilly winter months.
- Colorado Senator Gardner Cites New Economic Analysis in Call for Politicians to Reject “Keep It In The Ground”. Colorado Republican Senator Cory Gardner called on candidates and elected leaders to reject calls for fossil fuel energy development bans on federal lands citing a new report from the U.S. Chamber Institute for 21st Century Energy detailing the “severe and immediate” negative impacts the U.S. economy would face under the proposal championed by “Keep It In The ground” (KIITG) activists.
- Obama Rule Could Take Wind Out of Renewable Power on Public Land. It was supposed to be the largest wind farm in North America, with 1,000 turbines spinning above 320,000 acres of southern Wyoming.But after investing more than $50 million and nearly a decade seeking approval to build a wind farm on public lands, the Power Company of Wyoming’s landmark project is still tied up in required scrutiny of its environmental impact.
- Jimmy Fallon Makes the World’s Best Argument Against Solar and Wind Energy. The basic problem is that because sunlight and wind are dilute (low-concentration) and intermittent (unreliable) energy inputs, it takes a lot of resources to collect and concentrate them, and even more resources to make them available on-demand. These are called the diluteness problem and the intermittency problem.
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