Penn State Marcellus Shale News
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.
October 7, 2014
The Palmer Museum of Art will present a series of gallery conversations this fall related to the major exhibition organized by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, "Marcellus Shale Documentary Project," now on view at the museum through Dec. 14.
October 6, 2014
Brian Black, professor of history and environmental studies at Penn State Altoona, will be a panelist for the discussion "Boom/Bust Cycles of Extractive Industries in Pennsylvania" from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Palmer Museum of Art at the University Park campus.
September 23, 2014
Juried student work will be on view in a series of exhibitions across campus and downtown State College, collectively titled “Storied Images: Marcellus Shale,” during the Marcellus Shale Gallery Crawl from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. Each venue will also feature special activities and refreshments.
September 18, 2014
Drilling in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region led to a rapid increase in both the number of hotels and hotel industry jobs, but Penn State researchers report that the faltering occupancy rate may signal that there are now too many hotel rooms.
September 16, 2014
"Marcellus Shale Documentary Project," will be on view at the Palmer Museum of Art from Sept. 23 through Dec. 14. This exhibition features photographic images that tell the personal stories of Pennsylvanians affected by the Marcellus Shale gas industry.
September 10, 2014
Hydraulic fracturing -- fracking or hydrofracturing -- raises many concerns about potential environmental impacts, especially water contamination. Currently, data show that the majority of water injected into wells stays underground, triggering fears that it might find its way into groundwater. New research by a team of scientists should help allay those fears.