Natural Gas

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

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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.

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Webinar to Highlight Research on Quantifying Methane Emissions From Natural Gas Production
July 10, 2017
Natural gas has caught up with coal as an electric power fuel, helping to cut in half the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions that is the main focus of global warming discussions.
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Grants Available for Oil and Gas Research to Increase Recovery Efficiencies and Prevent Offshore Spills
July 3, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy is providing $20 million for cost-shared oil and gas research projects.
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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.
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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.
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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.