Shale Gas News – June 27, 2020

Bill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM, 1600 AM, 104.1 FM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about Buckeye Xpress, Keystone Pipeline ruling, U.S. Shale rebound and much more last week.

The Shale Gas News has grown again to the Williamsport area on stations WEJS 1600 AM & 104.1 FM. The Shale Gas News is now broadcasting in Bradford, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wayne Counties, as well as in greater central PA and now the Williamsport area. The Shale Gas News is aired on Saturday or Sunday depending on the station.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender, Matt Henderson and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week we played a recent Think About Energy webinar with Gene Barr, President and CEO of U.S. Chamber of Business and Industry. He discussed how Pennsylvania Businesses can reopen and grow post covid-19.

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Trucking Safety No Accident in the Natural Gas Industry

Camp FreedomNatalie DeCario
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

[Editor Comment: Trucking safety is at the heart of natural gas development activities as drivers are trained and equipped with the specific goal of reducing impacts.]

June is National Safety Month, and one of the focuses of the National Safety Council for this year’s observance is Driving Safety. More employers each year are implementing safe driving policies with the goal to maintain and reduce collisions. For the natural gas industry, trucking safety is just as important as any other part of operations. Continue reading

Free-Market Environmentalism and “Sound Environmental Policy”

energy futuresRobert Bradley, Jr.
Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy Research
Principal, MasterResource: A Free-Market Energy Blog
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[Editor’s Note: “Seven Principles of Sound Environmental Policy,” a study by Jason Hayes and Todd Myers on free-market environmentalism sets out seven critical principles.]

Two leading free-market environmental scholars are Jason Hayes, Director of Environmental Policy at Mackinac Center for Public Policy (Midland, Michigan) and Todd Myers, Director of the Center for the Environment at Washington Policy Center (Seattle, Washington). The post below excerpts from their recent joint study, Sound Environmental Policy.

“… enlisting the power of free markets, property rights and rapid technological advances strengthens and improves environmental management at all levels.”

We recognize and embrace our responsibility to care for environmentally beautiful and productive lands. Proper stewardship of our forests, rivers, rangelands and open spaces is an essential part of our everyday life. We care for the environment and believe that individuals and organizations possess the local knowledge needed to make effective stewardship decisions. Moving land use and management decisions from state bureaucracies to individuals in the field will incentivize the best decisions and promote long-term benefits for our natural resources.

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Cabot Oil and Gas Helps Graduate 160 SCCTC Students

Bill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

Cabot Oil and Gas and partners helped make graduation happen at the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center; in many more ways than one!

Administrators and staff at the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center had to get creative to give 160 students a meaningful graduation ceremony this year. On June 16, graduates representing seven school districts in Susquehanna and Wyoming counties decorated their vehicles and participated in a procession across the campus in Springville.

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Offshore Wind Could Have Major Adverse Impact on Commercial Fisheries

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[Editor’s Note: Offshore wind is hugely expensive compared to natural gas and could have major adverse impacts on commercial fisheries according to a government study.]

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) draft supplemental environmental review for Vineyard Wind off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts indicates that offshore wind farms could have a major “adverse” impact on commercial fisheries. The study outlines the effects that the offshore wind sector in the Northeast could have on other industries, the environment, and marine life. It notes that offshore wind could result in major cumulative impacts to commercial and recreational fishing, scientific research, and in some cases environmental justice.

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Pipeline Case Reveals the Non-Caring Elitist Agenda of Greens

global warmingPaul Driessen
Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow

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The recent Supreme Court decision in the case of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline reveals the true very non-green political agenda of those who say they’re green.

The US Supreme Court recently ruled 7-2 to reverse a lower court ruling that had invalidated a permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which will bring West Virginia natural gas to Virginia and North Carolina, for home heating, factory power, electricity generation and manufacturing petrochemical feedstocks.

Environmentalists had claimed the US Forest Service had no authority to issue the permit, because a 0.1-mile (530-foot) segment would cross 600 feet below the 2,200-mile-long Appalachian Trail, which is administered by the National Park Service. Justice Thomas’s majority opinion scuttled that assertion.

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Shale Gas News – June 20, 2020

Bill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM, 1600 AM, 104.1 FM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about Governor Tom Wolf, Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Range Resources and much more last week.

The Shale Gas News has grown again to the Williamsport area on stations WEJS 1600 AM & 104.1 FM. The Shale Gas News is now broadcasting in Bradford, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wayne Counties, as well as in greater central PA and now the Williamsport area. The Shale Gas News is aired on Saturday or Sunday depending on the station.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender, Matt Henderson and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week, as guests, we had Matt Austin, President of Holcombe Energy and Eastern Freight Systems and Katie Klaber, managing partner at the Klaber Group.

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Seven Loaves Feeds Others with Help from Williams Pipeline Company

think about energyRick Hiduk
Managing Editor of EndlessMtnLifestyles.com

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Williams Companies, the pipeline folks, are spending $1 million on Corona Virus relief, including $5,000 for the Seven Loaves Soup Kitchen in Northeast PA.

From the moment the coronavirus-related shutdowns and stay-at-home directives began in March, Williams Companies pledged $1-million in relief to nonprofit organizations in states where the company operates. Of the 78 projects funded to date in 13 states, many of them have dealt directly with food insecurity. Cash contributions were distributed to food banks coordinated by schools, houses of worship and other entities and to soup kitchens like Seven Loaves in Tunkhannock, PA.

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Capitalism, Not Cronyism, Is What We Need; Especially in Energy

energy futuresRobert Bradley, Jr.
Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy Research
Principal, MasterResource: A Free-Market Energy Blog
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[Editor’s Note: Crony capitalism or real capitalism? The answer is obvious yet too many companies in recent years, GE being the prime example, drifted toward the former.]

A May 27, 2020, piece at EnergyWire (E&E News) reported the latest of how errant leadership, political correctness, and cronyism diminished a once proud, iconic company.

“General Electric Co. cut one of the last remaining links to founder Thomas Edison, as the beleaguered manufacturer wrapped up a three-year process to sell its iconic lightbulb business,” reported Rick Clough. The buyer was the automated ‘smart home’ firm Savant Systems Inc.

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Shale Gas News – June 13, 2020

Bill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM, 1600 AM, 104.1 FM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about Opec output, EPA water rule, Chesapeake Energy and much more last week.

The Shale Gas News has grown again to the Williamsport area on stations WEJS 1600 AM & 104.1 FM. The Shale Gas News is now broadcasting in Bradford, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wayne Counties, as well as in greater central PA and now the Williamsport area. The Shale Gas News is aired on Saturday or Sunday depending on the station.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender, Matt Henderson and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week we replayed segments from the recent Think About Energy Briefing featuring Senator Gene Yaw and Senator John Yudichak discussing why energy matters in Pennsylvania.

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