A study looks to provide quantitative data on the influence DOE has had on oil and gas innovations by looking at patent data.
The last time the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) completed a geology-based assessment of the unconventional oil and gas resources in the Barnett shale region was in 2003, based solely on vertical drilling development. The successful use of horizontal drilling with hydraulic fracturing opened the door to unlocking oil and gas resources. (more…)
Three significant points identified from the research.
On December 3, 2015, House Bill No. 1731, also called Keystone Energy Enhancement Act, sponsored by Pennsylvania State Representative Mike Turzai, was referred to the House Commerce Committee.
A short synopsis of the three studies on economic impacts of Utica Shale Development in Ohio.
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported earlier how electric generation from natural gas has been on the rise. How does that break down by state?
Dartmouth College researchers publish "Geographic Dispersion of Economic Evidence from the Fracking Revolution", looking at the economic impacts in producing counties and throughout the whole region.
The retired Sunbury coal-fired power plant in Snyder County will be converted to a natural gas powered station by the first quarter of 2018; it's considered to be one of the largest coal-to-natural gas power conversion projects in the US.
Fifth Annual Conference Showcases Opportunities to Leverage Abundant Natural Gas Supply
Like any good hunter, Nooreen Meghani knows how to read the signs that her prey is close. (more...)
For the second time ever, total US electricity generation from natural gas surpassed coal in July, with natural gas fueling 35.0% of total generation to coal's 34.9% share.
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced that the department, in partnership with the Department of Environmental Protection, is increasing earthquake monitoring in the Commonwealth.
Thirteen states partnered through a multi-state initiative called StatesFirst this past year to share and summarize current knowledge related to earthquakes potentially caused by human activity, otherwise referred to as induced seismicity.
Don Siegel of Syracuse University and his colleagues recently published, “Pre-drilling water-quality data of groundwater prior to shale gas drilling in the Appalachian Basin: Analysis of the Chesapeake Energy Corporation dataset” in the journal, Applied Geochemistry.
The Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center (SGICC) made public the winner of their 3rd Annual Shale Gas Environmental, Health, & Safety (EH&S) Award last week.
A look at the various sectors’ uses of natural gas patterns
Ben Franklin’s Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center (SGICC) commissioned an analysis of how small Pennsylvania companies can be successful in delivering new products and services to the industry
New education and communications effort aims to advance public understanding of the science, technology and opportunity associated with Arctic energy exploration and development.
Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center (SGICC) updates the 2012 report on the status of wastewater produced by Shale gas development.
Mark West’s new plan would consist of over 250 miles of pipeline to process over 2 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d).
Easily manufactured, low cost, lightweight, flexible dielectric polymers that can operate at high temperatures may be the solution to energy storage and power conversion in electric vehicles and other high temperature applications, according to a team of Penn State engineers. (more...)
Through its Agricultural Law Resource & Reference Center, Penn State Law has conducted extensive outreach activities in agricultural law for nearly two decades. To more accurately reflect the focus of this work and the interconnected nature of agricultural law and shale gas development, the center's name has been changed to the Center for Agricultural and Shale Law. (more...)
Currently the markets for local ethane are in Sarnia, Ontario and on the Gulf Coast. Mariner East will be available for ethane export in late 2015.
The Utica Shale Appalachian Basin Exploration Consortium released an in-depth research study on the Utica and surrounding rocks in the northern Appalachian basin, providing comprehensive data on the oil and gas resource potential of the Utica play.
According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), natural gas passed coal as the major source of U.S. electric power generation in April, a milestone that was to be expected with lower gas prices and the retirement of many coal-fired power plants.
A Penn State Extension educator has been appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf to participate on the Pennsylvania Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force.
Ben Franklin’s Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center (SGICC) Announces the Third Annual Environmental, Health, & Safety Award Competition
Pipeline projects are in the news regularly. Penn State Extension educator, Dave Messersmith, answers common questions regarding pipeline infrastructure in this two part article.
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study. This final study provides a baseline for measuring agricultural changes in Marcellus Shale development.
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study. Local economic impacts is the eighth in the study.
Using funds provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (PA DCED), the Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center (SGGICC) commissioned a study on the potential to convert natural gas to methanol on a small to medium size plant scale.
Surging natural gas production in the Marcellus and Utica shales have ushered in a wave of pipeline proposals designed to increase takeaway capacity out of the Appalachian basin.
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study. Local Government's role in Marcellus Shale development is the seventh in the study.
The possibility of water resource contamination resulting from the use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing shale energy development is a large concern, even though it is not a common problem. (more...)
Shale development is often thought of as well pads and pipelines. One important aspect of getting natural gas from well pad to market is compressor stations. The Marcellus Education Team has a new publication that discusses compressor stations.
Advances in technology provide a higher estimate of the Weald Basin in the UK
This two-day event seeks to empower women (and men) interested in learning more about entry to the energy field and includes practical information on industry terminology and practices, networking, and opportunities for development with industry HR professionals. (more...)
The Bureau of Land Management issued its final rule for drilling and hydraulic fracturing on federal land after reviewing comments received on earlier proposed rules. (more...)
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study. The sixth report looks at what effects, if any, shale development had on the criminal justice system in 4 counties.
This past week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a $1 billion pipeline expansion to increase natural gas capacity to New England. (more)
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study, the fifth looking at impacts on Pennsylvania schools and education.
Research on methane emissions from the Marcellus, Haynesville and Fayetteville shale regions look at loss rates from production operations
The economic impact study by Econsult Solutions, Inc. shows the Mariner East projects by Sunoco Logistics can add up to $4.2 billion to Pennsylvania’s economy, including over 30,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs through the construction phase. (more…)
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study. Fourth in the series discusses youth perspective on community change and future prospects.
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study, the third looking at impacts on Pennsylvania schools and education.
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study, the second looking at health and health care.