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Shale Gas News – September 3, 2016

shale gas news - desRosiers_headshotBill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas


The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, talked about the Wolf-Cuomo clash, natural gas cooperative, air quality and much more last week.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas.

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The Shale Gas News, typically, is broadcast live. On the September 3rd show (click above), we covered the following new territory (see news excerpts below):

  • SEDA-COG Natural Gas Cooperative formed, Aims to expand tri-county access to natural gas, boost economy. It’s official – energy savings and more jobs are one step closer for industries, businesses and residents in Centre, Clinton and Mifflin counties with the formation of the SEDA-COG Natural Gas Cooperative, Inc.
  • Wolf, Cuomo continue to clash over energy policy. There are clear structural issues behind the division: Wolf is bound to powerful rural legislators from the Marcellus shale region, and both Democrats and Republicans are desperate to fuel Pennsylvania’s flagging economy with gas industry jobs. At the same time, his New York counterpart has sailed along on a tide of opposition, centered in the politically dominant New York City metro area, to gas drillers.
  • Sadara starts up Saudi’s first mixed feed cracker. The Sadara Chemical Company started up its Mixed Feed Cracker (MFC) on August 28, 2016. The cracker, the only one of its kind in Saudi Arabia and largest in the MENA region, will allow the company to help fill the existing gap of specialty chemical supply in the region.
  • Football field size LNG tankers have a new route to Asia. July 25, the Maran Gas Apollonia was churning toward the new Panama Canal with a shipment of U.S. liquefied natural gas that it had loaded at Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass terminal in Louisiana. Tugs guided the 90,434-ton tanker into the first of the Panama Canal’s new Agua Clara Locks.
  • Could Less Gassy Livestock Be a Cash Cow? “Enteric fermentation,” or livestock’s digestive process, accounts for 22 percent of all U.S. methane emissions, and the manure they produce makes up 8 percent more, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • LETTER: Pa.’s air quality is improving. Pennsylvania’s air quality, thanks to the greater production and use of natural gas, continues to make considerable progress. In fact, Pennsylvania’s top environmental regulator, DEP secretary Patrick McDonnell, recently made clear that “overall our air quality continues to improve.”

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