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…)
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study. Fourth in the series discusses youth perspective on community change and future prospects.
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study, the third looking at impacts on Pennsylvania schools and education.
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study, the second looking at health and health care.
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....)
Researchers find a small percentage of wells accounts for the majority of emissions.
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...)
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.
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study, the first looking at population changes and Marcellus shale development
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.
An interesting analysis concerning energy prices and their relation with the current global political climate.