The Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center made public the winner of their 4th Annual Shale Gas Environmental, Health, & Safety (EH&S) Award (more...)
A Rice University laboratory has improved its method to turn plain asphalt into a porous material that can capture greenhouse gases from natural gas.
Earlier this year, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that electric generating facilities expect to add more than 26 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale generating capacity to the power grid during 2016, most of these additions coming from solar, natural gas, and wind. A recent working paper discussed the fast-reacting role of fossil-based power generation technologies in supporting renewable energy investments. Can these energy sources work together? (more...)
With children heading back to school, school districts across the nation are investing in propane fueled school busses. What are the benefits of propane fueled busses?
Mike Cavazza’s paper proposes solutions for acid mine drainage that helps industry and environment (more...)
The latest DEP inventory of air emissions for the unconventional natural gas operation industry has increased with increased operations, but has helped to improve the overall air quality due to emissions reductions from other point sources (more...)
China’s state-owned energy companies continue to invest in shale gas development.
On July 15, 2016 the Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) released a research brief entitled Impact Fee Update and 2016 Outlook (more...)
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released a new and easy to use GIS application allowing users to learn information and download reports about oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania (more…)
A recent study out of the University of Colorado indicates since introduction of horizontal drilling combined with high-volume hydraulic fracturing, the rate of groundwater contamination remained the same as in the previous years (more...)
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.