External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas
The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM talked about energy power shifts, dueling fracking rallies, vandalism and much more this week.
Every Saturday, Kevin Lynn of Linde Corporation and I co-host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas.
- Radicalized Ohio U Students Vandalize Pipeline Construction Site. A small group of Ohio University students, complete with orange T-shirts, shoveled dirt back into a trench dug to lay a natural gas pipeline. and wrapped construction equipment with caution tape.
- Dueling Rallies in Harrisburg, PA Over Severance Tax Turn Nasty. As the deadline approaches to approve a budget, there were two rallies. The first was by business leaders supporting Marcellus Shale. A second rally by fractivists followed the business/anti-tax rally.
- Energy Transfer Makes “Indecent Proposal” to Buy Williams. ETE Says Shareholders Big Winners in Potential Williams Merger ETE would acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Williams at an implied price of $64 per Williams share, a 32.4% premium to the Williams closing price as of June 19, 2015.
- How Fracking Is Fueling A Power Shift From Coal To Gas. Coal has dropped to about 40 percent of the nation’s power, and gas now accounts for nearly a third.
- Petrochemical Growth May Keep Houston Out of Oil-related Recession. Construction of new petrochemical plants, which are benefiting from cheap commodity prices, will offset much of the Houston area’s job losses and give oil prices more time to rebound.
- Shell Receives Air Quality Permit from PA DEP for Cracker Plan. DEP has granted an air quality permit that allows Shell to operate a proposed ethane cracker plant in Monaca (Beaver County), PA.