Shale Gas News – February 6, 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 Constitution Pipeline, electric cars, Invenergy 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 Ross Eisenberg, VP of the National Association of Manufacturers and Tom Shepstone (recorded) of Natural Gas NOW as guests.

Ross Eisenberg is vice president of energy and resources policy at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Mr. Eisenberg oversees the NAM’s energy and environmental policy work and has expertise on issues ranging from energy production and use to air and water quality, climate change, energy efficiency and environmental regulation. He is a key voice for manufacturing on Capitol Hill, at federal agencies and across all forms of media. – See more at:

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The Shale Gas News is typically broadcast live and our February 6th show (click above), we covered the following new territory (see news excerpts below):

  • Jessup to meet on energy agreement. Suggested the $1 million annual host agreement offered by Invenergy was less lucrative than those offered at comparable electricity-generating facilities, council decided to hold a “special meeting” to break down numbers and take further comment at a later date.
  • Pipeline cuts maple forest. Constitution Pipeline Co. LLC last Tuesday received partial approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to start felling trees along its right of way in Susquehanna County.
  • The Truth About “Green” Electric Cars & What Really Powers Them. In 2015, 61% of all electricity was produced by either natural gas (31%) or coal (30%). Another 20% was produced by nuclear power plants, giving us a grand total of 81% of electricity running in those electric cars comes from “dirty” sources.
  • Latest Duke Study on Shale Doesn’t Hold Water.The bottom line is that it is clear that hydraulic fracturing is helping to reduce our water footprint because natural gas electricity generation uses so much less water than other fuels.
  • FERC OKs Tree-Cutting for Constitution Pipeline – in PA. Williams still cannot fell trees in New York State, where the bulk of the pipeline will be built. However, FERC would not grant permission for PA unless they intend to grant permission on the other side of the border too–and everyone knows it.
  • U.S. Senate Energy Bill Supports PA Natural Gas Future. The Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 looks to streamline approval process of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects.
  • CONSOL 4Q15: All About that Utica, ‘Bout that Utica, No Marcellus. In 4Q15 CONSOL drilled and brought online it’s most initially productive-ever Utica well, the GH 9 in Greene County, PA. The well’s initial flow was 61.9 million cubic feet per day per day.

The Shale Gas News sponsored by Linde Corporation

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