External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas
The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM talked about effects of energy jobs, carbon emissions, exporting US LNG 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 Bill Kelley from Taylor Rental and Senator Lisa Baker as guests.
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The Shale Gas News is typically broadcast live and our November 21st program (click above) covered the following new territory (see news excerpts below):
- IEA Says Natural Gas to Play Key Role in Climate Talks. The IEA said even under a 2 degree scenario, about 60 percent of energy would still come from fossil fuels, but natural gas would be the only fossil fuel to increase its market share.
- Some Shale Drillers Shutting Down from Thanksgiving to New Year. The stoppage for some (not all) drillers will happen between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day when some drillers, according to two different proppant companies, will stop drilling.
- From Ohio to Texas, Ripple Effects of Energy Jobs Touch Many: Emmanuel K. Glakpe. Oil and gas workers in Texas earn on average $112,000 a year. The average annual income of Texas workers in other jobs is $44,000, less than half as much.
- Natural Gas Bends the Carbon Emissions Curve. In 2005, shale gas production accounted for 6% of US total gas production. By 2014, shale gas production had grown to a staggering 52% of US output and 11% of world output.
- How Exporting U.S. LNG Will Transform the Politics of Global Energy. In 2005, it was projected that in 2015 the U.S. would be importing 25% of our daily gas use. Instead, we will now be a net gas exporter by 2017.
- Calls for Greater Pipeline Safety in Rural Areas—Lisa Baker Special. The web of pipelines that traverses Pennsylvania’s least populated stretches of farms and forests to tie shale gas wells to market would be subject to safety standards for the first time.
- 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.