2010 Marcellus Summit: Building a Sustainable Future

Posted: October 18, 2010

The 2010 Marcellus Summit, hosted by Penn State Extension, the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission and Penn State Outreach, was held October 10 through 12th at the Penn Stater Conference Center, University Park. This articles provides a brief recap of the Summit.

Over 400 stakeholders and 45 exhibitors attended the 2010 Marcellus Summit to hear the challenges, opportunities, and common goals associated with environmental concerns, infrastructure, government, economic opportunities and legal issues.  Participants heard about successful community partnerships in Louisiana and Pennsylvania as well as partnerships with industry in water, air and environmental monitoring.  State-level oil and gas regulators discussed what was being done in their states, and pipeline regulatory agencies discussed what their agencies covered in regard to the Marcellus development.  Updates were provided related to case law and pending legislation for Pennsylvania and the federal government. Representatives of Penn State’s Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research research projects outlined their work.  Sessions on well and pipeline safety, and the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission's role in natural gas development were presented as well.  Will Bracket, the managing editor of the Powell Barnett Shale newsletter, provided an analysis of the first release of Marcellus well production data. 

Copies of presentations given at the Summit are available for $30.00 and may be purchased by completing this Order Form. Funds are available to cover the cost of presentations for individuals or groups where there is a financial need.  For a complete agenda visit the conference web site.

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