External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas
The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM talked about the the EPA “Clean Power Plan,” exports, declining CO2 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 Alan Neuhauser of USA Today and Pete Sepp, President of the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) as guests.
The Shale Gas News is typically broadcast live and our August 8th program (click above) covered the following new territory (see news excerpts below):
- Power Sector CO2 Emissions Hit 27-Year Low as Natural Gas Use Surges. The US generated more electricity from natural gas than any other fuel source in April – the US also emitted less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than at any time since 1988. That’s no coincidence.
- Obama’s “Love Affair” with Natural Gas is Over. The (EPA) boasted that the new regulation will accommodate a large transition from coal power directly to renewables like wind and solar, skipping over natural gas altogether.
- State Officials Mixed on Obama’s Power Plant Plan. The rule is the first in American history targeting carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, the highest-emitting sector in the country.
- 5 Questions About Obama’s Climate Change Plan. How can the president take this action without Congress’s approval? What does the plan do?
- Demand for Domestic Industrial Natural Gas May Increase Soon. After nearly two decades, companies have begun moving operations back to the United States, where lower energy costs have more than offset the expense of a domestic workforce.
- Energy Export Bill Gets First Nod in Senate Committee. It’s ironic that the U.S. would strike a deal to allow Iranian crude onto the global market while refusing to give the same opportunity to American producers,”
- Chesapeake Energy Expects to Sell Assets – And Ohio Has 1 Million of Them. Chesapeake, the biggest player in Ohio shale oil and gas drilling is looking to sell some of its land. It plans to make billion-dollar write-downs to combat the steep drop in commodity prices.