According to the US Energy Information Administration, natural gas-fired electricity generation in the United States is expected to reach a record level this year, providing an average of 3.8 million megawatthours per day in 2016, or 4% higher than in 2015. Large scale power plants are being commissioned in the region, but smaller scale power plants are finding a niche in the market as well.
More than a dozen members of Penn State’s Positive Energy student group cleaned up areas of Cross Creek Park in Washington County, Pennsylvania, in a partnership with the natural gas company Range Resources.
Recently, protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline have received a tremendous amount of media coverage. The legal underpinnings to this dispute, however, have received substantially less attention (more...)
The Wolfcamp shale in the Midland Basin portion of Texas’ Permian Basin province contains an estimated mean of 20 billion barrels of oil, 16 trillion cubic feet of associated natural gas, and 1.6 billion barrels of natural gas liquids, according to an assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences had the second largest contingent of students attend the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in September, many returning with awards at the event that pairs students with 7,500 industry professionals from 91 countries.
No one can predict exactly when a coal mine will collapse, but a $1.1 million grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health aims to change that, according to a Penn State mineral engineer.
Governor Tom Wolf announces new program to provide funding for making Pennsylvania’s natural gas available to its residents, manufacturers, and pad-ready sites.
A more flexible way of transporting Liquid natural gas helps to provide energy options for areas not connected with natural gas pipeline. (more)
How can your business take advantage of the development of a Petrochemical Industry in your backyard? (more...)
Despite the negativity many associate with fracking, the controversial technique for extracting oil and natural gas from the earth had a positive impact on mortgage defaults in areas where fracking occurred, according to research by a Clemson University finance professor. (more...)
Every year in the U.S., a whopping 20 billion barrels of water are generated as a byproduct of domestic oil and gas recovery, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (more...)
Andrew Nyblade, professor of geosciences, has been named co-director of Penn State’s Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research (MCOR), effective immediately.
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.
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…)