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

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Research Focuses on Reclaiming Strip-Mine Sites for Biofuel Crop Production
May 26, 2017
Strip mines are so common in rural Pennsylvania that many people are unfazed by the sight of rock-filled piles of dirt and tracts of barren land.
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Seeking Farmer Members of Landowner Groups
May 25, 2017
Farm members of landowner groups in Bradford, Susquehanna Wyoming and Lackawanna counties sought for focus groups for research through Penn State.
Pennsylvania Shale Permits Hit Historic Lows in 2016; Expected to Bounce Back This Year
May 22, 2017
Unconventional natural gas well drilling permits in Pennsylvania hit an eight year-low in 2016, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) annual oil and gas report.
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Microbial Fuel Cell Converts Methane to Electricity
May 22, 2017
An international team of researchers has taken the first step in converting methane directly to electricity using bacteria, in a way that could be done near the drilling sites.
Generosity, ingenuity characterized geoscientist’s 40-year career
May 19, 2017
Geoscientist Michael Arthur's four-decade career was highly collaborative and unconventional. He will retire on June 30, leaving behind a legacy as an innovative researcher and a champion for budding scientists.