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February 22, 2015

Research on methane emissions from the Marcellus, Haynesville and Fayetteville shale regions look at loss rates from production operations

Source:  Sunoco Logistics
February 8, 2015

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…)

February 1, 2015

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study. Fourth in the series discusses youth perspective on community change and future prospects.

January 25, 2015

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study, the third looking at impacts on Pennsylvania schools and education.

January 4, 2015

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study, the second looking at health and health care.

December 28, 2014

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....)

courtesy Jim Ladlee, MCOR
December 7, 2014

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...)

December 1, 2014

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.

November 23, 2014

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study, the first looking at population changes and Marcellus shale development

November 16, 2014

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.

November 9, 2014

An interesting analysis concerning energy prices and their relation with the current global political climate.

courtesy http://energy.duke.edu/shalepublicfinance
November 2, 2014

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.

October 26, 2014

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...)

October 12, 2014

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...)

October 5, 2014

Recent Research from the International Council of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) Penn State regarding total revenue impact of the drilling activity

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September 28, 2014

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...)

September 21, 2014

Recent studies from two different researchers look at the potential for shale development impacting ground water quality

September 10, 2014

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.

September 7, 2014

The 2014 ShaleNET Workforce Forum is just around the corner. The Forum will be held November 5 & 6, at the Doubletree by Hilton, in Washington, PA and promises to offer nationally recognized speakers on workforce development, experts on shale gas development, exciting opportunities for hands-on education, and the chance to receive new curriculum ideas and materials (more...)