Marcellus Shale

Information and Recorded Webinars on Pre-Drill Parameters of Oil and Gas, Interpreting Gas Drilling Water Tests, Gas Well Drilling and Your Private Water Supply, and a research project on Water Wells Near Gas Drilling.

What happens to the waste water from Marcellus Gas Drilling? These resources explain emerging Treatment and Disposal Technologies.

A clear-cut description and explanation of Hydrofracturing. The history, some common techniques, and introduction to some of the equipment and chemicals commonly used in the operation.

Publications and recorded webinars related to broad water management issues for Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling. Includes a recent publication detailing Water's Journey Through the Shale Gas Drilling Process.

Regulations that help to protect Water Resources in Pennsylvania and the role of the River Basin in Water Management within the Mid-Atlantic States.

Additional Resources on Marcellus Shale Drilling from sources like the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, the Delaware River Basin Commission, and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).

Penn State Extension hosts a monthly webinar series on topics related to water issues for homeowners, gardeners, water professionals, youth educators, and more.