External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas
The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, talked about our cleaner air, energy innovation, majority support fracking 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 Karen Moreau, the Executive Director of NY State Petroleum Council, and Lucas Frances, Senior Director in the Energy & Natural Resources practice of FTI Consulting’s Strategic Communications division as guests. Karen Moreau discussed the state of energy in NY and continued oppression of the Southern Tier by the Cuomo Administration. Additionally, Lucas Frances discussed the history of Artic oil & natural gas development.
The Shale Gas News, typically, is broadcast live. On our July 9th show (click above), we covered the following new territory (see news excerpts below):
- Our Air Is Getting Cleaner, And Natural Gas Deserves Some Fracking Credit. As a matter of fact, the air in this country is getting cleaner, and natural gas deserves some fracking credit. Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, has turned the U.S. into the largest producer of natural gas in the world.
- A cleaner and greater America through energy innovation. Mesa Natural Gas Solutions is a small Wyoming company that saw a need to recoup such lost energy. Today, Mesa runs generators that produce clean, reliable and affordable energy off untreated wellhead gas, providing electricity for on-site oil and gas equipment.
- Trade union says more natural gas use would help state meet CPP goals. 500,000 members, said renewable energy on its own won’t be enough to make up for a shortage of energy resulting from increasing demand and reduced supply because of a dwindling number of coal-fired power generators. In Pennsylvania, there’s expected to be a shortfall of 22 percent.
- Rasmussen Poll: Majority of Americans Support Fracking. 49% of American’s support fracking, while 34% oppose it. Quick fact: Fracking of conventional or vertical-only wells has been going on for more than 40 years in this country.
- New York group on ‘kill’ mission against fossil fuels emerges as major player in anti-fracking campaign. “I think that to keep it in the ground is naïve, to say we could shift to 100 percent renewables is naïve,” says Sally Jewell, President Obama’s Interior Secretary.
- Duke researchers: NC coal ash could be a resource, not just a hazard. Rare earth elements – key ingredients of technologies like smart phones, electric car batteries and bulletproof glass – are found in abundance in coal ash and could be mined for profit, according to Duke University researchers.
- Rising Investment Requirements Show Oil’s Irreplaceability. As a result, non-OPEC suppliers like Mexico, Brazil, Canada, and the U.S. are facing difficulty in keeping up investments. A major spike looms if investment doesn’t rebound in the next two years.
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