Seismic events that occurred in western Lawrence County on April 25, 2016, were likely correlated to natural gas hydraulic fracturing by Hilcorp Energy Company, according to a report by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
Recognizing the vital role that scientific discovery plays in ensuring the world’s energy future, the Association of American Universities has launched a webpage highlighting the energy-related research accomplishments of its member institutions.
When Penn State decided to convert its two power plants from their historic use of coal as a source of energy to natural gas, there was concern about radon emissions. Although radon is known to exist in natural gas, now Penn State research indicates that it does not escape from these two power plants in harmful amounts.
Shale Law in the Spotlight discusses President Donald Trump's two Presidential Memoranda announcing his intention to revisit the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects that were turned down under the Obama administration.
Last summer, with funding from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, a Penn State team led by geophysicist Andrew Nyblade completed a major expansion of the Pennsylvania Seismic Monitoring Network, creating a system of 30 seismic stations spread across the Commonwealth.