External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas
The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday morning at 10 AM on 94.3 FM “The Talker,” talked frac sand, severance taxes and prices this past Saturday.
Every Saturday, Kevin Lynn of Linde Corporation and I co-host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas.
- Tunkhannock could become a frack sand case study. An interview with Colleen Connely of Pennsylvania DEP indicated the agency has never before sampled the air for silica sand near a transfer facility, so this could be an opportunity to learn.
- Ben Lawrence of KCF Technologies called in to discuss SmartDiagnostics® wireless system that enables low cost predictive maintenance for rotating oil and gas equipment.
- According to the Bank of America, OPEC is dead, oil is going down to $50/barrel and LNG prices are dropping like rock. What are the implications?
- Pennsylvania Governor-Elect Tom Wolf’s severance tax exaggeration has been exposed. He said a 5% tax would haul in $1 billion. The truth–not even close.
- A new Price-Waterhouse-Coopers report entitled “Shale Effect” documents the major impact of shale on U.S. manufacturing and indicates shale could bring annual cost savings of $22.3 billion by 2030 and create 930,000 manufacturing jobs.
- Marcellus Shale development is yielding lower natural and propane gas prices this winter, as much as 25 percent less than seen last winter.
- PennEnvironment (the fake photo people) released a study that concludes gas drilling is a threat to parks, forests and public lands across Pennsylvania and calls on Tom Wolf to reinstate a moratorium, saying “Loyalsock has been under further threat as the Corbett administration has pushed to open 25,000 more acres to fracking.” But the 25,000 acres are split estates, where the oil and gas rights underlying it are privately held by Anadarko and Southwestern and, therefore, the Loyalsock would not be affected by a new moratorium on leasing since the rights are privately owned.
- A new study finds decreases in methane emissions from fracking; methane emissions upstream account for only 0.38 percent of production, which is 10 percent lower than last year.
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