External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas
The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM talked about EPA rules, powering rural areas with gas, Utica wells 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 Mike Atchie of Williams and Dave Spigelmyer of the Marcellus Shale Coalition as guests.
The Shale Gas News is typically broadcast live and our July 25th program (click above) covered the following new territory (see news excerpts below):
- Pa. Township Association Opposing Severance Tax. “One-hundred million a year in impact fees goes to municipalities,” Sanko said. “Our concern is if the state gets it, we won’t see any of it.
- Pennsylvania Well-positioned to Meet Proposed EPA Standards. Additional opportunities in energy efficiency, along with the flexibility to develop its own pollution reduction plan, put Pennsylvania well on the path to hitting EPA’s targets.
- Marcellus Gas on the Way for Rural PA Customers with No Pipelines. Compass Natural Gas’ distribution terminal in Lycoming County will accept Marcellus Shale gas, clean it, repressurize it and haul it to local communities and industrial customers.
- EQT’s 1st Utica Well Shatters Record – 72.9 MMcf/d IP Rate! It is the new reigning #1 champ for any on-shore shale well anywhere in the world that we’re aware of when it comes to production.
- Tioga County and the new Utica shale playShell. The second well, Neal, went into production this past February and had an even more impressive peak rate of 26.5 million cubic feet of gas per day.
- PA Bill Gives Tax Breaks to “Downstream” Natgas Businesses. What if Pennsylvania granted 10 years of tax breaks to businesses that use shale gas and create at least 10 new jobs within three years?
- WATER USE DECLINING AS NATURAL GAS CONTINUES TO GROW. On average, the current natural gas power plants use four times less water per megawatt-hour generated than their coal-fired counterparts.