The Utica Shale Appalachian Basin Exploration Consortium released an in-depth research study on the Utica and surrounding rocks in the northern Appalachian basin, providing comprehensive data on the oil and gas resource potential of the Utica play.
According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), natural gas passed coal as the major source of U.S. electric power generation in April, a milestone that was to be expected with lower gas prices and the retirement of many coal-fired power plants.
A Penn State Extension educator has been appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf to participate on the Pennsylvania Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force.
Ben Franklin’s Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center (SGICC) Announces the Third Annual Environmental, Health, & Safety Award Competition
Pipeline projects are in the news regularly. Penn State Extension educator, Dave Messersmith, answers common questions regarding pipeline infrastructure in this two part article.
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study. This final study provides a baseline for measuring agricultural changes in Marcellus Shale development.
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study. Local economic impacts is the eighth in the study.
Using funds provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (PA DCED), the Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center (SGGICC) commissioned a study on the potential to convert natural gas to methanol on a small to medium size plant scale.
Surging natural gas production in the Marcellus and Utica shales have ushered in a wave of pipeline proposals designed to increase takeaway capacity out of the Appalachian basin.
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study. Local Government's role in Marcellus Shale development is the seventh in the study.
The possibility of water resource contamination resulting from the use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing shale energy development is a large concern, even though it is not a common problem. (more...)
Shale development is often thought of as well pads and pipelines. One important aspect of getting natural gas from well pad to market is compressor stations. The Marcellus Education Team has a new publication that discusses compressor stations.
Advances in technology provide a higher estimate of the Weald Basin in the UK
This two-day event seeks to empower women (and men) interested in learning more about entry to the energy field and includes practical information on industry terminology and practices, networking, and opportunities for development with industry HR professionals. (more...)
The Bureau of Land Management issued its final rule for drilling and hydraulic fracturing on federal land after reviewing comments received on earlier proposed rules. (more...)
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study. The sixth report looks at what effects, if any, shale development had on the criminal justice system in 4 counties.
This past week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a $1 billion pipeline expansion to increase natural gas capacity to New England. (more)
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study, the fifth looking at impacts on Pennsylvania schools and education.
Research on methane emissions from the Marcellus, Haynesville and Fayetteville shale regions look at loss rates from production operations
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…)