External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas
The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM talked about the Atlantic Sunrise hearings, Shell Cracker, NGL production 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 discussing the Atlantic Sunrise hearings, Carl Marrar of the PA Manufacturers Association discussing the Shell Cracker plant and David Bacher of Columbia Montour County AVTS discussing scholarship funding as guests.
The Shale Gas News is typically broadcast live and on our June 18th show (click above), we covered the following new territory (see news excerpts below):
- Pennsylvania Legislature Approves New Shale Regulations, Scraps Rules for Conventional Wells. Wolf hailed the compromise, indicating he would sign the legislation and get to work on helping to properly draft new conventional regulations.
- Uncle Sam Says Hydraulic Fracturing Yields Environmental Benefits. “Hydraulic fracturing has allowed us to drill our way to reduced GHG emissions, reduced criteria pollutants, reduced reliance on imported energy, and lower gasoline prices,” said Milito. “This American story is as real as the science is sound.”
- The Booming U.S. Natural Gas Electricity Market. Gas is projected to pass coal this year. First quarter this year, a time when gas reliance is usually lower, gas provided 32% of U.S. power; coal provided 29%.
- A Pulse! WV Ethane Cracker Project Comes Back from the Dead. Odebrect subsidiary Braskem has confirmed they will now move forward with developing the project on their own.
- Shell Cracker Plant Will Spur Real Estate Deals 150 Miles Away. One real estate pro says commercial real estate for up to 150 miles away is likely to be impacted by the decision to build the cracker plant in Monaca.
- Northeast ethane cracker should boost NGL production, prices. The announcement by Royal Dutch Shell plc to build an ethylene cracker in Beaver County in southwestern Pennsylvania is likely to help alleviate the glut of ethane in the Northeast.
- PA Paper Manufacturer Converting Coal to NatGas Boilers. Glatfelter said Marcellus Shale gas has “lower emissions, increased efficiency, lower variable costs” and supports “a resource critical to the state’s economic health.”