External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas
The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM talked about the Dimock Case, Shale Gas Exports, Jessup Power Plant 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.
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The Shale Gas News is typically broadcast live and our March 19th show (click above), we covered the following new territory (see news excerpts below):
- Penn State plans to switch from coal to natural gas in the West Steam Plant. Natural gas reduces emissions by nearly 50 percent over coal. The cost for natural gas is lower than coal, the actual operation of the plant is cleaner when burning natural gas over coal.
- PA DEP Issues Wastewater Permit for Invenergy Jessup Power Plant. Issued a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to Invenergy so they can discharge treated wastewater used to cool the plant.
- The Dimock effect: Cabot’s loss in court warns the drilling industry. Cabot plans to appeal, saying the “verdict disregards overwhelming scientific and factual evidence.”
- Study undermines EPA, blames rising methane levels on farming, not fracking. A newly released international study finds that farming, not fracking, is the likely culprit behind rising global methane levels.
- Obama-Backed Solar Plant Could Be Shut Down For Not Producing Enough Energy. Ivanpah, which got a $1.6 billion loan guarantee from the Obama administration, only produced 45 percent of expected power in 2014 and only 68 percent in 2015.
- Tanker Carrying First U.S. Shale Gas Export Entering Brazil Port. The shipment comes as a glut of gas flowing out of shale formations led producers to explore foreign markets.
- Baker Hughes Closes $40M Facility in Clinton County, PA. Baker Hughes has closed its pressure pumping facility in Lamar Township in Clinton County. That $40 million facility was only opened in 2012.