Shale Gas News – March 25, 2017

shale gas news - desRosiers_headshotBill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas


The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM and 1510 AM, talked about mobile energy learning, carbon emissions, fuel economy and much more last week.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week we had Donna Wheeler, manager of Mobile Oilfield Learning Unit (MOLU) at Offshore Energy Center as a guest.

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The Shale Gas News, typically, is broadcast live. On the March 25th show (click above), we covered the following new territory (see news excerpts below):

  • Mobile Energy Learning Unit Comes To Pennsylvania. Cabot is excited to announce the Mobile Offshore Learning Unit, or MOLU, is visiting Pennsylvania. This unit, created by the Offshore Energy Center, features six self-contained learning centers with curriculum-based, hands-on activities about energy and the technologies and sciences involved with the oil and natural gas industry with a curriculum based on state and national standards.
  • New IEA Data Shows That — Thanks to Shale Gas — U.S. Continues to Lead World in GHG Reductions. New International Agency Agency (IEA) data released today further confirms that U.S. shale gas development is spearheading global efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Trump orders review of fuel economy rules. President Trump, calling for the U.S. “to be the car capital of the world again,” announced Wednesday that his administration will review the next round of tougher fuel-economy standards in a move that could lead to a rollback..
  • OH Supreme Court to Hear Appeal re Driller Who Won’t Explore Utica. What if a landowner leased his or her land decades ago and a driller drilled a conventional natural gas well on the property, and that well has produced commercial volumes of natural gas for years–and still does. And what if the lease gives that driller the right to drill (or not drill) in any given rock lawyer. And what if that driller is content to simply let that conventional well keep producing and not drill further down, into the now commercially viable Utica (or Marcellus) shale layer?
  • Leach XPress Pipeline Begins Drilling Under the Ohio River. In August 2014, MDN told you that Columbia Pipeline Group decided to move forward with investing $1.75 billion dollars for two new projects: the Leach XPress and Rayne XPress pipeline projects. Leach Xpress will begin in Marshall County, West Virginia, cross Ohio and end up in Leach, Kentucky. In January 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the two projects. Construction has since begun.
  • OH Couple Illegally Blocks Rover Pipeline Workers from Their Land. A somewhat misguided couple who own land in Harrison County, OH and object to Rover putting a pipeline through their land have decided to break the law. Contractors working for Energy Transfer to clear trees and dig a trench to lay pipeline across their land have been working on their land, on an off, for the past three weeks.

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