Shale Gas News – April 1, 2017

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 and 1510 AM, talked about the DRBC lawsuit, PA DEP, Dakota Access and much more last week.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week we had Tom Shepstone of Shepstone Management Company, Inc. and Natural Gas NOW as a guest.

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The Shale Gas News, typically, is broadcast live. On the April 1st show (click above), we covered the following new territory (see news excerpts below):

  • Full Speed Ahead to the 3rd Circuit on DRBC Lawsuit. Only 10 months ago I reported on the launch of what I described as a “beautiful thing” – a lawsuit against the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) for arbitrarily absconding with the rights and property of Upper Delaware River basin landowners. The case went to Federal Court in Scranton, where the DRBC and its bosom buddy the Delaware Povertykeeper (a/k/a Riverkeeper) challenged the challenge.
  • Why Is Pennsylvania DEP Shooting at Gas Pipes? There is something very wrong going on at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The agency is, rhetorically speaking, shooting at gas pipes, threatening to explode an industry that saved the Pennsylvania economy during the last recession.
  • President Trump Signs Measure Repealing BLM Planning 2.0 Rule. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today joined President Trump at the White House for the signing ceremony of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) disapproval resolution, H.J. Res. 44, which overturns the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) “Planning 2.0” rule. The resolution passed the U.S. Senate with 51 votes and the U.S. House of Representatives with 234 votes.
  • Dakota Access puts oil in pipeline. The company that built the Dakota Access pipeline has filled the pipe with oil and is making the final preparations to start moving the oil. The development is a significant milestone in the life of the highly controversial project, which stalled last year amid intense protests by American Indians and their allies who opposed running the pipeline under Lake Oahe in North Dakota.
  • Maryland General Assembly approves fracking ban. The Maryland General Assembly on Monday gave final passage to a ban on fracking in the state, sending the measure to Gov. Larry Hogan for his promised signature. Environmental advocates and climate change activists have pressed for years to ban the controversial form of drilling for natural gas also known as hydraulic fracturing, which had been proposed in Western Maryland.
  • Unlocking Our Immense Oil and Gas Supply Can Make America Great Again. American lawmakers would be wise to embrace the ongoing energy revolution. The Baker Hughes oil rig count for the United States increased on Friday for the 10th consecutive week to 809 operating rigs, resulting in a 20-rig increase from the week before and a 345-rig addition in the past 12 months..

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