Research on methane emissions from the Marcellus, Haynesville and Fayetteville shale regions look at loss rates from production operations
Dr. Terry Engelder, Penn State Professor of Geosciences and leading authority on the shale gas play, will discuss research on residual treatment water in gas shale in this month’s Monthly Shale Webinar series. (more...)
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.
The year is nearing an end with natural gas futures falling below $3 per million British Thermal units (Btu), which is the first time since 2012 that record production will offset the demand. (more....)
Researchers find a small percentage of wells accounts for the majority of emissions.
Methane emissions from natural gas production sites have been heavily scrutinized in past years. Dr. Kenneth J. Davis, Professor of Meteorology, Penn State University, will be presenting this month’s webinar on, “What We Know and Don’t Know about Methane Emissions Associated with Shale Gas Production”. (more...)
Penn State researchers are seeking 50 residents living in rural Lancaster County who are interested in science and energy to participate in the Marcellus Community Science Volunteer Program, a ten-week program exploring the natural and social sciences through the context of natural gas development.
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study, the first looking at population changes and Marcellus shale development
The development and growth of the Bakken fields in North Dakota shares some of the challenges found in other shale plays. Join this month’s Shale Webinar Series November 20th to hear how the those challenges are proactively being met.
An interesting analysis concerning energy prices and their relation with the current global political climate.
Researchers with the Duke University Energy Initiative studied how oil and gas production generated revenue for local governments, looking at four key methods in eight states active in shale development.
Governor Corbett signed two pieces of legislation into law that will help provide leaseholders with more protection related to natural gas development in the Commonwealth. (more...)
While Marcellus and Utica shale development provided challenges in the Appalachian Basin, the development and growth of the Bakken fields in North Dakota shared some of the same challenges as well as presented other unique circumstances. (more...)
Recent Research from the International Council of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) Penn State regarding total revenue impact of the drilling activity
The industry has done great things with drilling efficiency for unconventional shale plays. This can be seen at the rig count has gone down as the number of wells has increased. Companies are now focusing more on improved and efficient production through well planning. (more...)
Recent studies from two different researchers look at the potential for shale development impacting ground water quality
Hydraulic fracturing -- fracking or hydrofracturing -- raises many concerns about potential environmental impacts, especially water contamination. Currently, data show that the majority of water injected into wells stays underground, triggering fears that it might find its way into groundwater. New research by a team of scientists should help allay those fears.