The first quarter of 2016, Pennsylvania has been producing over 4.1 billion cubic feet (bcf) per month of natural gas. Yet over half of the Commonwealth lacks access to the use of natural gas. (more...)
Lackawanna Energy Center, a natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant under construction in Jessup PA, will operate on natural gas from a company producing in the area (more…)
When wells were first drilled into the Marcellus in parts of Western Pennsylvania, some early producers didn’t know what to do with components of the “wet gas” stream – particularly ethane. (more...)
In the U.S., approximately 60 percent of oil underground is inaccessible through conventional recovery methods, but through a new $1.3 million grant from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Russell Johns, professor of petroleum and natural gas engineering, is developing improved methods to free the once-trapped fossil fuel (more...)
The U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) recent study states the Mancos formation holds about 66.3 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas, 40 times more than its 1.6 tcf of gas assessment completed in 2003. (more...)
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) posted detailed information regarding the 2015 distribution of Impact Fees (more…)
Shell officially announced its decision to move forward with building a multibillion-dollar ethylene cracker plant in Beaver County, PA
The Duke University Energy Initiative on shale public finance released the first report in a series on financial implications for local governments and shale development. (more...)
On May 18th, the 5th Annual Shale Gas Innovation Contest announced the four winners who displayed entrepreneurship and ingenuity (more...)
Landowners are witnessing shale development and increased natural gas production across regions where this unconventional resource is being extracted. In an effort to help community members, royalty owners and local businesses to better understand all components of development, we have provided this fact sheet on natural gas liquids, an important economic factor of the process. (more...)
Aging pipelines and facilities have been attributed to many of the oil and gas leaks making headlines. With half of the nation’s 2.5 million miles of pipeline carrying oil, gas and hazardous liquids more than 50 years old, how can future leaks be prevented? (more…)
The U.S. Dept. of Energy’s National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) is working with the Gas Technology Institute and industry partners to provide new data on how induced underground fractures spread within horizontal wellbores. (more…)
Nuclear Fusion energy promises to be a clean, resource-friendly energy source, but how far away until it can become a reality, and is it worth the research investment?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) divulged the Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program at the March 30th Global Methane Forum in Washington, D.C. (more…)
The past decade has seen significant changes in oil and natural gas development prices, costs, and new well productivity. IHS Global Inc (IHS) just released a report on trends in well development costs for the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) to help understand the cost drivers and trends in energy production.
Through an ongoing partnership with Discovery Machine Inc. (DMI), ShaleNET developed an instructional process utilizing 3D simulated training environments, also referred to as 3D immersive scenarios, which replicate natural gas and oil production well locations. (more...)
With the evolution of directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing, energy companies are consistently moving forward with new technology, and data collection is one aspect vital for sound business management in the pipeline market. (more…)
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) will join the Department of Energy (DOE) in a three-year technical partnership to learn more about emerging technologies pertaining to the critically important issue of pipeline safety.
The Sustainable Energy in American Factbook, produced by Bloomberg New Energy Finance and commissioned by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, provides a detailed look at the US energy and the role that a range of new technologies are playing in reshaping the industry. (more…)
Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions published a study looking at the five ways Exploration and Production Companies (E & P) respond to the downturn in oil prices.