External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas
The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM talked about lower CO2 emissions, severance tax, monster dry gas Utica wells 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 November 14th program (click above) covered the following new territory (see news excerpts below):
- Exceptionalism: Why the Marcellus Stands Alone Among Shale Plays. Big differences in shale oil and shale gas when it comes to price. He posits that oil output will be “less resilient” than gas when it comes to maintaining profitability with lower prices.
- Change for plant to increase noise. Plans to use three steam turbines — one with every natural- gas- fired turbine — instead of a single, larger steam turbine. The possible plan switch would increase noise by about 2 decibels.
- Sierra Club (Reluctantly) Admits Fracking has Helped Lower CO2 Emissions. For every ton of CO2 emission reductions attributable to solar power, 13 tons can be attributed to natural gas.
- Huge Victory for PA Republicans – NO Severance Tax in Budget Deal! The first-term Democrat had made major concessions in other areas, such as losing his fight to impose a tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas production.
- Poll finds voters still want new tax on gas drillers. Madonna says in the three years he’s been polling on the issue, it’s clear Pennsylvanians want a tax on drillers. His latest survey shows 67 percent support.
- Monster Dry Gas Utica Wells Changing the Picture in the NE. One important note: Utica production, while climbing month after month, is still just a fraction of Marcellus production (about 20% of Marcellus production).
- Report: Fracking Reduces CO2 Emissions 13x Faster than Solar. Solar power is responsible for 1 percent of the decline in U.S. carbon-dioxide emissions; natural gas is responsible for nearly 20 percent.