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External Affairs Coordinator, Coterra Energy
Host, Shale Gas News
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 CO2 capture, John Kerry, Utica Gas Power Plant 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 we replayed two interviews from past shows, one with Sarah Johnson, Business Development and Sales for Costy’s Energy Services, and one with Kevin Sunday, Director, Government Affairs of PA Chamber of Business and Industry.
The Shale Gas News, typically, is broadcast live. On the May 14th show (click above), we covered the following new natural gas territory (see news excerpts below):
- Pennsylvania is Drilling Fewer Shale Wells Each Year – Why? The Acting Deputy Secretary for Oil and Gas Management at the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP), Kurt Klapkowski, spoke to the DEP’s Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board (TAB) yesterday, updating the board on his program’s finances (lack thereof). As part of his comments, Klapkowski observed that each year the number of new shale wells drilled in PA decreases. He offered some reasons why that may be happening. We have a few reasons to add that Klapkowski overlooked.
- Haughty John Kerry Puts NatGas “on Notice” – 10 Years & You’re Done. In a new attack from the Bidenistas, the haughty John F. Kerry (the definition of a D.C. swamp dweller) threatened the entire natural gas industry in an interview yesterday with his fellow lefties at Bloomberg. The uber-arrogant Kerry put the natural gas industry “on notice” that it has a maximum of 10 years to figure out how to trap every last molecule of escaping methane and every last molecule of carbon dioxide post-combustion–or the industry will suffer a total and sudden death.
- Shale Gas Drillers Now Have Enough Cash to Dump Big Bank Loans. You know how Big Banks have gone woke left, threatening to defund, divest, and refuse to loan money to oil and natural gas companies due to pressure from a small, vocal minority on the environmental left? Big Banks are now facing their worst nightmare: The oil and gas industry is making enough money, generating enough free cash flow, that it can walk away from loans from Big Banks. Goodbye and good riddance.
- M-U Landowners May be Asked to Lease “Pore” Rights for CO2 Capture. Over the past decade or more landowners have been approached about leasing their property and/or mineral rights–for shale drilling, pipelines, solar and wind farms, etc. Here’s a new one to add to the list: pore rights. Pore space is the underground space where carbon dioxide that’s captured from various processes can be injected and stored, keeping it locked away underground where it theoretically won’t damage Mom Earth.
- Utica Gas Power Plant on Ohio River Uses Hydrogen in World First. A world-first happened along the banks of the Ohio River in Hannibal (Monroe County), OH in March. The Long Ridge Energy Terminal, host to a Utica shale gas-fired power plant that went online last November, successfully added a 5% mixture of hydrogen to the natural gas it burns in March. The plant is now using and continuing to experiment with up to 20% hydrogen as part of the mix it burns through next year. Eventually, the plant’s owners plan to burn 100% hydrogen, crowding out Utica Shale gas (a shame).
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