Shale Gas News – September 23, 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, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about the Atlantic Sunrise, FERC, Jordan Cove LNG terminal and much more last week.

The Shale Gas News has grown to THREE stations! We are now broadcasting with YesFM. YesFM will be airing the full 60 minute version of the program on Sunday mornings. YesFM broadcasts primarily in Sullivan and Bradford counties, with some ancillary coverage in neighboring counties and even over the border into New York.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week, as guests, we had Pam Witmer, Vice President of Governmental Affairs, UGI Energy Services and Matt Henderson, working with Shale Directories to present the Midstream PA Conference.

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The Shale Gas News, typically, is broadcast live. On the September 23rd show (click above), we covered the following new territory (see news excerpts below):

  • Twice-Rejected U.S. LNG Exporter Gives Project Another Shot. The developer of a liquefied natural gas export terminal in Oregon that has already twice been denied permits by U.S. regulators is giving it another shot. Veresen Inc. said late Thursday that it filed another application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the $10 billion Jordan Cove LNG terminal that would ship gas to Asia.
  • Trump Aims For Arctic Oil And Gas. The Trump administration is trying to lay the groundwork to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for oil and gas drilling, according to a report last week from the Washington Post. It won’t be easy, and it is not guaranteed to work, but the Department of Interior is hoping to crack open the door to drilling in ANWR, which has been off limits for decades. The Post reports that the Department of Interior is working to authorize seismic testing, a necessary precursor to new drilling.
  • FERC picks up where it left off, tackles backlog. The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission renewed its monthly meetings Wednesday, with commissioners applauding efforts that kept the agency moving through its workload during the unprecedented six-month lapse of a quorum and acknowledging the still-hefty backlog of draft orders awaiting their decisions.
  • America’s Top Industry In Terms of Jobs Growth Driven by Oil and Gas’ Resurgence. Business research firm LimeLeads recently released a list of the top-10 American industries in terms of job growth since last August, and thanks to the recent resurgence of the oil and gas industry, “Support Activities for Mining” tops the charts by a long shot.
  • History Made! FERC Overrules NY DEC on Millennium Pipe Permit. Finally the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has had enough shenanigans from the corrupted New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC). In a historic, precedent-setting decision, on Friday FERC overruled DEC’s denial of a water permit for Millennium Pipeline’s tiny 7.8 mile pipeline spur from the main Millennium Pipeline to a natural gas power plant under construction in Orange County, NY. On Wednesday, Aug. 30, the DEC issued a denial letter to FERC and Millennium.
  • Williams Breaks Ground on Atlantic Sunrise Pipe, Ahead of Schedule. Well that didn’t take long! Yesterday MDN brought you the fantastic news that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) had granted Williams a certificate/go-ahead to begin construction on Atlantic Sunrise, a $3 billion, 198-mile natural gas pipeline project running through 10 Pennsylvania counties to connect Marcellus Shale natural gas from northeastern PA with the Williams’ Transco pipeline in southern Lancaster County.
  • 3 Pipelines About to Change Marcellus/Utica, Spur More Drilling. Every now and again it’s helpful to step back and look at the big picture, in particular with respect to major pipeline projects. These projects have a deep and profound effect on drilling. In fact, the addition of just three pipelines in our region (currently under construction) will fundamentally change the price of gas in the Marcellus/Utica region–and ultimately lead to more drilling.

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