A general overview of the new estate tax and gift law for 2011 and 2012.
The Heinz Endowments recently awarded a team of Penn State researchers a $412,000, three-year, grant to identify and mitigate the effects of Marcellus Shale natural gas exploration and development on the forest ecosystem.
Penn State Extension provides a page on the Natural Gas website -- "Got Marcellus Questions?" -- for people to ask questions directly of educators and faculty involved in Marcellus Shale Education. The most frequently asked questions relate to the leasing process -- current lease rates, the leasing process, how to get information about leases nearby, and so on. Here we provide some information for landowners seeking to lease their land.
Two McKean County High School teams debate the gas drilling issue
Opportunities available for businesses in the Marcellus shale can be found with some work. Here are some suggestions for exploring those opportunities.
This updated publication addresses the rapidly changing topic of water withdrawals for Marcellus shale gas drilling in Pennsylvania.
Seismic surveying plays an important role in natural gas development. This article will help to have a better understanding of the need for seismic testing.
This month's Marcellus Educational Webinar program hosts Dana Aunkst and Eugene Pine from DEP discussing new regulations for natural gas drilling.
As a hunter, you may be surprised by the level of drilling activity associated with Marcellus shale on public lands in Pennsylvania. This article provides information, resources, and advice to help you make your hunting plans.
A new publication titled, "Negotiating Pipeline Rights-of-Way in Pennsylvania" is now available free of charge on the Penn State Extension website.
Business development related to development of the Marcellus is an important topic for many local communities. Here we summarize the Penn State Extension "Your Business and Marcellus Shale" Webinar Series and provide links to additional information and resources.
Professor Ross Pifer, director of the Agricultural Law Research and Resource Center and of the new Rural Economic Development Clinic, summarizes the legal implications of Marcellus Shale development.
This is part 2 of last week's news item.
The 2010 Marcellus Summit, hosted by Penn State Extension, the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission and Penn State Outreach, was held October 10 through 12th at the Penn Stater Conference Center, University Park. This articles provides a brief recap of the Summit.
Landowners who lease their mineral rights have many decisions to make related to any potential income from a producing well. These decisions relate to managing that income, planning for taxes, and planning for future generations. This article describes potential consequences 'if I do nothing.' (This is part 1 of a 2-part series.)
Penn State Extension Water Resources has offered many programs related to water and natural gas drilling. What have been the impacts to you and your family personally?
Leasing land for natural gas extraction has many tax implications for the landowner. While there is no substitute for sound financial planning and advice, this article provides a few tips and explanations about tax implications of leasing.
The pace and extent of Marcellus Shale development across Pennsylvania can be “seen” in animated maps produced by the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research.
New legislation has been introduced in the Pennsylvania General Assembly to further expand reporting requirements for Marcellus Shale wells.
The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development announced the release of the report, Baseline Socioeconomic Analysis for the Marcellus Shale Development in Pennsylvania, this week.