Every Saturday the one-hour Shale Gas News show airs on Scranton, PA’s 94.3 FM “The Talker” radio station. The show is co-hosted by Kevin Lynn of Linde Corporation and Bill desRosiers from Cabot Oil & Gas. MDN brings you the latest program show notes and recordings for Shale Gas News each week (well worth your time to listen). Here’s the latest program, recorded on Saturday, Jan. 10…
The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday morning at 10 AM on 94.3 FM “The Talker,” talked about oil prices, methane emissions, health issues and a new natural gas power plant this week.
The Shale Gas News is typically broadcast live and this past Saturday’s program, the podcast of which is available here, included an interview with Joe Nocera, a New York Times op-ed columnist, on the subject of health issues in Pennsylvania, and covered the following additional territory:
- A Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Health Advisory Panel is again proposed but the problem is that State Senator Joseph Scarnati’s plan calls for nearly half (four) of the nine panel members to be politicians, including Scarnati himself, the Republican President Pro Tempore of the PA Senate.
- The Borough of Jessup in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania seeks a Pennsylvania DEP public hearing on a proposed natural gas power plant, There would be a huge economic benefit from hundreds of workers building the plant, plus Pennsylvanians get most of their power from coal, which takes a much heavier toll on the environment than natural gas.
- Obama’s Secretary of the Interior says fracking bans are the “wrong way to go” and that fear-mongering results in bad laws.
- A new study finds decrease in methane emissions from fracking says EID’s Steve Everley. Methane emissions represent only 0.38% of production, some 10% lower than what the same research team found in a study released in September, 2013.
- Why oil prices keep falling — and throwing the world into turmoil. Saudi Arabia didn’t want to give up market share, and it hoped lower prices would help throttle down the US oil boom.