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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 pipeline bottlenecks, national security, strategic reserves 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 played a segment from this week’s API State of American Energy 2023 presentation.
The Shale Gas News, typically, is broadcast live. On the January 14th show (click above), we covered the following new natural gas territory (see news excerpts below):
- Biden’s new offshore energy chief becomes prime GOP target. House Republicans say a key promotion at the Interior Department will go under the microscope. Elizabeth Klein, whose nomination for deputy Interior secretary was withdrawn in 2021, will lead the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. That promotion comes at a pivotal moment, as House Republicans are looking to flex their muscle in their new majority.
- Emerging U.S. Pipeline Bottlenecks Cast Shadow on Otherwise Positive Long-Term Outlook for Natural Gas. As the United States works toward casting a wider net on the global natural gas market via exports, key domestic markets could be turned upside down in 2023 as midstream bottlenecks leave gas stranded in producing basins. LNG developers on the Gulf Coast are in a race to boost liquefied natural gas exports to capitalize on rising demand in Europe and Asia.
- API president says Biden’s oil policies threaten national security. American Petroleum Institute President Mike Sommers criticized President Joe Biden on Wednesday for contributing to the “biggest imbalance between energy supply and demand in a generation.” Speaking at the lobbying group’s annual State of American Energy event, Sommers took aim at the administration’s “barrage of negative rhetoric” against U.S. oil and gas companies, in which Biden called for a windfall tax on record profits earned by companies such as Exxon Mobil and Chevron.
- US oil sector sees chance to overhaul permitting. The split control of the US Congress offers a pathway to pass legislation that would fast-track permitting of pipelines and other energy projects, the US oil and gas sector’s top lobbyist said today. Oil and gas companies have spent years pushing for legislation to revise permitting laws they say are delaying needed energy infrastructure, without success. But pent-up bipartisan demand for faster permitting and the makeup of Congress have given top industry officials optimism for legislative action on permitting in 2023.
- U.S. House passes legislation barring sales of strategic reserve oil to China. U.S. House Republicans wrapped up their first week in the majority Thursday by passing with bipartisan support a bill to prohibit the Energy Department from selling the nation’s stockpile of crude oil to China or affiliated entities. The bill, written by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Republican from Washington, would prevent releases from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to buyers “under the ownership, control, or influence of the Chinese Communist Party.”
- PA DEP Fines Trucking Co. $600K for Dumping Drill Cuttings No Permit. The Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced a consent order assessing a $600,000 fine against a trucking company that hauled drill cuttings from West Virginia and dumped them (without a permit) at several sites owned by the trucking company in Fayette County, PA. The unsanctioned dumping happened between the years 2012 and 2015.
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