Shale Gas News – August 5, 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 virtual pipelines, air quality, New York City and much more last week.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week, as a guest, we had Pennsylvania State Representative Rick Saccone, of the 39th Legislative District.

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The Shale Gas News, typically, is broadcast live. On the August 5th show (click above), we covered the following new territory (see news excerpts below):

  • Senate confirms two FERC commissioners, restoring its quorum. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson as members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, restoring a quorum to the agency.
  • Gas pipeline on Rail-Trail will be put underground. The News recently took another inspection tour of the UGI gas pipe line project here with Lynn Conrad, Executive Director of the D&H Rail Trail, and Bob McGraw, vice president of Linde Corp., the pipeline contractor. Lynn wanted us to dispel a misconception that the pipeline will be above ground on the Trail. The 24- inch gas pipes are being assembled above ground and will be placed underground as the project proceeds.
  • Federal health agency testing water again in Dimock Township. DIMOCK TOWNSHIP, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY (WOLF) — The federal government returned to Dimock Township Thursday to collect water and air samples from more than two dozen homes. This testing comes from residents’ continued concerns about their water quality. The Associated Press reports The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, the federal health agency collecting data, was testing for bacteria, gases and chemicals.
  • Judge Hears Arguments For/Against Broome Virtual Pipe, Delay Stays. Yesterday both sides were in court in Broome County, NY to put forward their best arguments for why a natural gas transfer station (i.e. virtual pipeline) project in the Town of Fenton, near Binghamton, should (or should not) get built. We’ve covered this story from the beginning–because we like virtual pipelines which get natural gas to customers who aren’t blessed to live near a pipeline, and because we live about 10 miles from the proposed site.
  • Pipeline Expansion Update Draws Mixed Feedback MILFORD — Local business owners, many involved with the tourism industry, and area residents expressed mixed sentiments as they got a detailed update of the Orion Project that will add natural pipelines through the rest of the summer in Wayne County into part of Pike County. Allen Fore, vice president of Public Affairs for energy transmission company Kinder Morgan Inc., spoke at a Thursday morning breakfast meeting with a PowerPoint presentation hosted by the Pike County Chamber of Commerce about its efforts to lay 13 miles of pipeline in tandem with existing lines to increase natural gas distribution for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company.
  • NYC Dependent on Pennsylvania Shale Gas and Needs More. While Upstate starves, New York City is booming and needs ever more natural gas, Con Edison already getting 81% of its supply from Pennsylvania shale gas. A new report out from the New York Building Congress says New York City needs more power and, specifically, more natural gas to make power, if it is to continue to grow and provide economic opportunity. Entitled Electricity Outlook: Powering New York City’s Future, the report is frank admission the City and State need to get their act together on power if they don’t want to suffocated in summer heat by Governor Corruptocrat’s deal to force the Indian Point nuclear facility shutdown.
  • Air Quality Continues to Improve, While U.S. Economy Continues to Grow.  WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its annual report on air quality, showing the significant progress the United States has made to improve air quality across the country. “Our Nation’s Air: Status and Trends Through 2016” documents the steady and significant progress made in improving air quality across America, over more than 45 years under the Clean Air Act.

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