External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas
The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM “The Talker,” talked about the EPA fracking study, Invenergy, lowering costs 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.
The Shale Gas News is typically broadcast live and this past Saturday’s program, the podcast of which is AVAILABLE HERE, covered the following new territory (see news excerpts below) and included interviews with the hydrogeologist Brian Oram and Inflection Energy’s Matt Henderson, along with all this:
- Long-Awaited EPA Study: Fracking Not Led to Widespread Water Contamination finds “hydraulic fracturing activities have not led to widespread, systematic impacts to drinking water resources.”
- Scranton Newspaper Endorses Jessup Marcellus-Powered Electric Plant noting gas-fired plants have supplanted coal-fired plants, in all cases, generally improving air quality because gas burns more cleanly than coal relative to every emission category.
- Shale Drillers Find Ways to Profit by Lowering Costs. New technology is rapidly lowering the cost to produce shale energy and that drillers will be able to turn a profit on much lower oil and gas prices than previously thought.
- Classes Target Energy Field. Valley View High School has a new energy-focused class teaching “nine different types of energy, from oil and coal to natural gas to renewable energy, solar and wind.”
- Cabot Oil & Gas – Marcellus Focus. Even as Cabot curtails drilling activity to reduce its expenditures, it still expects its Marcellus output to grow this year.
- Natgas Customers in NJ & Philly Get Rate Cut, Thx to Marcellus. Utilities are required to adjust their rates periodically to reflect movements in gas prices; they’re not allowed to profit from swings up or down.
- States Compete Among Top Energy Producing Nations. With a natural gas output above 3 billion cubic feet per day, eight U.S. states would rank among the world’s top 30 gas producing countries, exceeding nations like Venezuela and Oman.