Penn State Marcellus Shale News
February 21, 2017
Understanding the environmental impact of using oil and gas wastewater as a road treatment may lead to safer water resources and stricter government regulations, according to Penn State researchers.
December 8, 2016
Pressure, temperature and fluid composition play an important role in the amount of metals and other chemicals found in wastewaters from hydraulically fractured gas reservoirs, according to Penn State researchers.
December 7, 2016
A computer program is diving deep into water quality data from Pennsylvania, helping scientists detect potential environmental impacts of Marcellus Shale gas drilling.
November 3, 2016
To introduce Penn State’s first-year engineering students to the importance of sustainability and environmental protection, relating to fossil fuel extraction and consumption, Chevron has asked students enrolled in fall 2016 sections of EDSGN 100: Introduction to Engineering Design to improve upon some common industry practices.
June 7, 2016
A new website shows residents in rural Pennsylvania the many factors that go into planning for Marcellus Shale gas development, and how communities can play a role in the process.
March 4, 2016
Shale-gas production has breathed new life into the U.S. plastics industry as lower energy costs and increased natural-gas liquids have made the country one of the lowest-cost producers globally. A webinar, presented by Penn State Extension, will examine what that means for the nation.
January 4, 2016
Travis Tasker, a doctoral candidate in environmental engineering at Penn State, wanted to study what happens deep underground during oil and gas extraction. The problem was that the department didn’t have the proper equipment for the undertaking. Tasker decided to change that.
October 9, 2015
How shale gas development is affecting public, animal and environmental health will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension Oct. 15.
October 8, 2015
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences will host an open discussion and talks by authors Russell Gold and Seamus McGraw about the fracking industry, climate change, and the Marcellus Shale from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 13 in the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum, located on the ground floor of Deike Building on the University Park campus.
September 11, 2015
How the use of unmanned aerial vehicles -- commonly called UAVs -- will change operations in the oil and natural gas industries will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
May 4, 2015
Substances commonly used for drilling or extracting Marcellus shale gas foamed from the drinking water taps of three Pennsylvania homes near a reported well-pad leak, according to new analysis from a team of scientists.
February 13, 2015
When hydrofracturing of a shale-gas well occurs, millions of gallons of water is injected deep underground at high pressure. Normally, only a fourth to a fifth of that volume flows back above ground. Where does the rest of it go?
December 19, 2014
Mobile measurement should give a better handle on emissions from gas development.
October 13, 2014
Pennsylvania College of Technology will provide $50,000 in ShaleNET scholarships to 50 veterans, unemployed and underemployed residents of Tioga County.
October 13, 2014
The Palmer Museum of Art will present the Marcellus Shale Tour and Panel Discussion titled "Boom/Bust Cycles of Extractive Industries in Pennsylvania" at the museum from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29.