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.
A free, Web-based seminar titled, "Natural Gas Experiences of Marcellus Residents: Preliminary Results from the Community Satisfaction Survey," which will air at 1 p.m. on Sept. 16. Sponsored by Penn State Cooperative Extension, the "webinar" will provide an overview of the recent survey of residents in counties where shale-gas exploration has begun.
Common questions asked about right-of-ways
Penn State Dickinson School of Law will be starting a Rural Economic Development legal clinic this fall
A snapshot look at the rig activity in the various shale plays and in the Marcellus
New Penn State Extension Water program offered on How to Interpret Pre and Post Gas Drilling Water Test Reports
Outcome of a Fayette County court case involving a zoning ordinance
Extension programs regarding drinking water and Marcellus gas drilling has played a key role in educating the public
Testing drinking water wells is important, but it is also necessary to understand the results.
Penn State Extension works with county Natural Gas Task Forces
Local emergency responders benefit from gas industry training program.
Current update on a natural gas related court case.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has proposed updating existing regulations for oil and gas wells. The revisions would update existing rules for drilling, casing, cementing, testing, monitoring, and protecting oil and gas wells, as well as for protecting public and private water supplies.
Penn State Extension has been conducting programs for business owners and managers interested in developing new opportunities or expanding their firm's involvement in natural gas activities. This article, the second in a series of profiles of local entrepreneurs, describes PAGasDirectory.com and how its owner created the business after attending one of these Extension programs. We will continue to profile other businesses to demonstrate the pathways by which entrepreneurs identify and pursue opportunities related to natural gas.
Standardized safety and environmental awareness training programs are designed to help all natural gas workers recognize the many basic job hazards they may encounter and how to minimize the impact.
Impacts of Marcellus drilling on rural drinking water continues to be a significant concern of many landowners and local officials. Penn State research now underway will examine the effects of drilling on groundwater and drinking water supplies.