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2012 Archives

December 2012

December 23, 2012

What is the Christmas tree as it pertains to a natural gas well?

December 16, 2012

The role of natural gas in our transportation sector

November 2012

November 25, 2012

A unique source of natural gas found in 'frozen water'?

November 4, 2012

A look at other aspects of shale development

September 2012

September 16, 2012

The price of gasoline is creeping up as we head into the fall. What factors affect the price of gas at the pumps?

August 2012

August 12, 2012

Shale development in other countries

July 2012

July 29, 2012

A comparison of slickwater-based fracturing and liquified petroleum gas fracturing

July 23, 2012

A Natural Gas Utilization workshop was held in State College in June 2011. The workshop focused on three areas where expanded gas use opportunities exist: industrial, power generation, and transportation and fuels. This is the last part in the series, looking at issues when looking at natural gas utilization for transportation.

July 15, 2012

A Natural Gas Utilization workshop was held in State College in June 2011. The workshop focused on three areas where expanded gas use opportunities exist: industrial, power generation, and transportation and fuels. This is the second of a three part series, highlighting these opportunities. Part two looks at power generation of natural gas opportunities for the shale gas.

July 8, 2012

A Natural Gas Utilization workshop was held in State College the end of June. The workshop focused on three areas where expanded gas use opportunities exist: industrial, power generation, and transportation and fuels. This is the first of a three part series, highlighting these opportunities. Part one looks at Industrial uses of natural gas opportunities for the shale gas.

July 1, 2012

A look at how compressed natural gas compares to liquid propane for home use.

June 2012

June 24, 2012

Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs) program covered all aspects of NGVs by experts in the field.

June 10, 2012

The latest in shale deposits

May 2012

May 13, 2012

Many people with a private water well have never or seldom have their well water tested. Pre-drilling water testing provides homeowners with useful information on their water wells as well as helpful research data. Part 2 provides some of the data found.

May 6, 2012

Many people with a private water well have never or seldom have their well water tested. Pre-drilling water testing provides homeowners with useful information on their water wells as well as helpful research data.

April 2012

April 22, 2012

A new study from Penn State considers market values and real property tax bases in determining the impacts of Marcellus shale development in Pennsylvania counties and municipalities

April 15, 2012

With the recent report that a site has been selected along the Ohio River in the Beaver County community of Monaca for a “cracker plant,” what does that mean?

April 8, 2012

This new publication looks at to what extent Marcellus activity impacts Pennsylvania Schools

April 1, 2012

Penn State introduces a new online field guide that strives to help landowners, land managers, and gas companies understand terrestrial challenges facing shale gas development

March 2012

March 25, 2012

Potential economic impacts of Marcellus shale development has mainly been at the state level, but how much of the economic benefits stay locally within a county?

March 18, 2012

Latest research brief on challenges and opportunities associated with Marcellus shale development as perceived by educational leaders

March 11, 2012

Natural-gas development appears to be associated with falling dairy production in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region, but the exact reasons for the decline are unclear, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

March 4, 2012

This week's article is the last of a three-part series discussing liquified natural gas

February 2012

February 26, 2012

This week's article is the second of a three-part series discussing liquified natural gas

February 19, 2012

This week's article is the first of a three-part series discussing liquified natural gas

February 5, 2012

The amount of natural gas reported in the Marcellus Shale has varied greatly. Learn what the differences are in these reports

January 2012

January 1, 2012

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) website can provide a wealth of information - if you know where to look for it.