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The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM, 1600 AM, 104.1 FM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about EPA watchdog, oil output, fracking and much more last week.
The Shale Gas News has grown again to the Williamsport area on stations WEJS 1600 AM & 104.1 FM. The Shale Gas News is now broadcasting in Bradford, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wayne Counties, as well as in greater central PA and now the Williamsport area. The Shale Gas News is aired on Saturday or Sunday depending on the station.
Every Saturday Rusty Fender, Matt Henderson and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things shale gas. This week, as a guest, we had Mike Narcavage, Community Relations Manager for Southwestern Energy Company. We also played part 2 of an interview called Leadership Dialogue: American Infrastructure and the New Energy Economy.
The Shale Gas News, typically, is broadcast live. On the December 18th show (click above), we covered the following new natural gas territory (see news excerpts below):
- US urges domestic oil producers to raise output. President Joe Biden’s administration is offering its strongest public support yet for domestic oil producers to boost output and drill on existing leases, while definitively ruling out the possibility it will reinstate a decades-old ban on crude exports. US energy secretary Jennifer Granholm told oil executives today the administration was not “standing in the way” of oil and gas production and supported increased output.
- Daniel Yergin: Why the energy transition will be so complicated. To appreciate the complexities of the competing demands between climate action and the continued need for energy, consider the story of an award — one that the recipient very much did not want and, indeed, did not bother to pick up. It began when Innovex Downhole Solutions, a Texas-based company that provides technical services to the oil and gas industry, ordered 400 jackets from North Face with its corporate logo.
- More than 32 GW of New Gas-Fired Power Plants in U.S. Pipeline. Recent reports from groups analyzing U.S. power generation note how states near the nation’s largest shale plays are expected to bring significant new natural gas-fired generation online over the next few years, despite concerns about recent market volatility that sent gas prices to their highest levels in more than a decade. With a long-term outlook favoring natural gas as U.S. coal stockpiles continue to dwindle, utilities are moving forward with plans to add gas-fired generation capacity through 2025, according to Colorado-based BTU Analytics, a FactSet Company.
- EPA’s watchdog plans climate, environmental justice probes. EPA’s internal watchdog is planning to conduct dozens of audits over the coming year, including several centered on the agency’s handling of climate change and environmental justice. The EPA Office of Inspector General today released its oversight plan for the 2022 fiscal year. All probes are designed to address the agency’s most pressing problems as it looks to protect human health and the environment.
- Is Fracking Really Putting America’s Water Supply At Risk? The shale oil boom that began about 15 years ago enabled the fastest growth of oil and natural gas production in U.S. history. Prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the shale boom even enabled the U.S. to briefly achieve energy independence — something that was unthinkable 20 years ago.
- PA DCNR Leases Part of Susquehanna River for Drilling for $794K. The Pennsylvania Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) published a notice in the November 20 Pennsylvania Bulletin that it has signed an oil and gas lease agreement with BKV Operating, LLC (Banpu, Thailand’s largest coal mining company and an investor/operator drilling shale wells here) covering 198.5 acres of the Susquehanna River located in Mehoopany and Washington Townships in Wyoming County.
- Russia Launches Propaganda Attack on U.S. “Fracked” Shale Gas. We sometimes wonder whether MDN readers believe us when we make statements about other countries, like Russia (and Vladimir Putin) as being enemies of the United States. “Oh, that’s just Jim popping off again. More hyperbole.” We hope not. We mean exactly what we say. And we can back it up with evidence. Take, for example, a press release issued by Gazprom, the Russia-owned natural gas powerhouse that exports natgas to other countries, primarily in Asia and Europe. When America figured out shale energy and fracking, we displaced Russia and Gazprom as the largest natural gas producer in the world.
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