Shale Gas News – February 6, 2021

Shale Gas NewsBill 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 emissions, pipeline projects, lower-carbon future 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 bring you part two of the interview we had with Tom Murphy, Director of MCOR..

Shale Gas News

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

  • Yergin sees US shale production growing under Biden leadership. Pulitzer price-winning energy expert Daniel Yergin believes the new US administration will be hesitant to reduce domestic oil and gas production, despite President Joe Biden wasting no time in unleashing several green energy initiatives since taking office last month.
  • U.S. Shale: Biden’s Drilling Ban Actually Undermines Emission Targets. The U.S. oil industry has a message to President Joe Biden’s recent climate executive orders involving the oil and gas sector—restricting America’s oil production would increase its reliance on foreign imports of oil with more emissions than the crude pumped from America’s oilfields.  Over the past two weeks, President Biden rescinded the Presidential Permit for the Canada-U.S. cross-border oil pipeline Keystone XL and suspended permitting for new oil and gas drilling leases on federal lands and waters.
  • The Biden administration needs an energy reality check. During the first week of his presidency, Joe Biden signed two significant executive orders to help burnish his environment bona fides. On day one, he revoked the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline and, a week later, he declared a one-year moratorium on new leases for oil and gas drilling and fracking on federal lands and waters.
  • US oil and gas fears end of the line for big pipe projects. As a string of infrastructure projects hits the buffers, America’s oil and gas industry is facing up to an uncomfortable new reality: the era of building big new pipelines has probably come to an end. Joe Biden moved quickly last week to cancel the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline, delivering on a campaign promise to curb emissions and put the clamps on the oil and gas industry’s growth.
  • 2 oil groups merge, eye ‘lower-carbon future’ – Two oil and gas trade associations have announced they are merging to better represent oil field services and technology companies as the sector struggles to climb out of a pandemic-driven downturn.
  • It’s time to build an Alaska natural gas pipeline. We’re on the cusp of a generational dream: construction of a gas line from our stranded gas fields in the North Slope to the road system in Alaska. As the world turns toward clean fuels like natural gas and renewables, this is Alaska’s time to think big. Over the years and across many administrations, Alaskans have discussed how to get our North Slope gas to market. Today, I’m happy to report that we are closer than ever to bringing this concept to fruition with a gas line between Point Thomson and Fairbanks.
  • How an Energy Pioneer Changed the Map of the World. Most Americans know the story of Orville and Wilbur Wright working in isolation in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in their pursuit of powered flight. Many know the story of Thomas Edison toiling at his research digs in Menlo Park, New Jersey, pursuing the miracle of electric light. But few Americans know the name of the man who helped usher in an era of American energy dominance when experts believed those days were behind us.

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