Natural Gas

Since 2001, we have been actively helping citizens, landowners, businesses, and local governments understand the opportunities and challenges arising from Marcellus shale.


Royalty App
By looking closely at actual natural gas production of 4,000 horizontal shale wells, a cumulative production model was assembled to create royalty estimates and better decision making tools for businesses and individuals.

Latest News

Grant focuses on 'hydrogen sponge' for use in fuel-cell vehicles
June 26, 2017
Finding practical hydrogen storage technologies for vehicles powered by fuel cells is the focus of a $682,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, awarded to Mike Chung, professor of materials science and engineering, Penn State.
Canada Proposes Regulations to Limit Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Industry
June 19, 2017
Canada’s goal is to cut methane emissions from oil and gas facilities by 40-45% from 2012 levels by 2025.
Source:  PUC
PUC Releases 2016 Impact Fees
June 16, 2017
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) collected impact fees from the natural gas industry totaling $173,258,900 for 2016.
Image:  Penn State Extension Shale Education Team
The US Geological Survey study indicates unconventional oil and gas production not a current significant source of methane or benzene in water wells
June 12, 2017
The study looked at methane and benzene amounts in water wells in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas.
Webinar to Explore Recent Shale Legislative and Regulatory Developments
June 5, 2017
While Pennsylvania shale permits hit an eight-year low in 2016, issues relating to leasing, operations, air quality, and royalties have been in the news. Numerous legislative bills and regulatory changes have been proposed to respond to these issues.