Information on Marcellus Shale and natural gas, including environmental impacts such as seismic activity, invasive plants, light and noise, soil compaction, effects on forest habitat and wildlife. Knowledge on methane and hydraulic fracturing.
Penn State scientists identify chemical clues that can distinguish methane migration related to shale gas development from methane that was pre-existing.
A super-absorbent material developed by Penn State scientists could dramatically reduce the environmental impact of oil spills on oceans and allow recovered oil to be refined normally.
The Basin Methane Reconciliation Study identifies the possible gap between top-down aircraft measurements and bottom-up ground methane calculations from natural gas facilities and equipment.
Recent Penn State and Union College research indicates elevated concentrations of strontium in freshwater mussels downstream from oil and gas wastewater disposal sites.
Regulatory and industry representatives will discuss how orphan and abandoned wells are addressed in the Commonwealth.
Interactive map highlights areas of ecological significance to consider for pipeline construction in the Delaware River Basin.
Four-year study finds no link between methane in water wells outside Fort Worth and natural gas operations in the Barnett Shale.
Seth Pelepko, PA DEP, and Luke Plants, Plants and Goodwin, Inc. will discuss the process and issues in decommissioning orphan and abandoned wells in the Commonwealth.
Donna Vorhees, Director, Energy Research Program, Health Effects Institute, will discuss the Energy Research program and providing impartial science relevant to decision-making.
Long-term study collected data from five sites in southwestern Pennsylvania, measuring various pollutants associated with oil and gas operations.
Ph.D. Candidate Gretchen Sneegas will discuss research on perceptions of the long-term agricultural impacts from shale development in the Twin Tiers region of Pennsylvania and New York, two states that regulate unconventional gas in different ways.
Creating pollinator and wildlife habitats on rights-of-ways is beneficial to both the environment and industry
Yale researchers looked at groundwater quality over a two-year period to observe methane concentrations in developing shale region.
Penn State researchers simulated road spreading and runoff of conventional oil and gas wastewater often used on roads for deicing and dust suppression and impacts on the environment and human health.
Research indicates only possible methane in groundwater in seven out of 1,385 wells in Bradford County PA.
West Virginia University professor to research if particulate matter emissions at hydraulic fracturing sites affects health differently than typical urban airborne particles.
Peer-reviewed study outlines the complete engineering process and cost breakdown for large-scale plant
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection finalized permits for new gas wells and processing facilities to go into effect August.
New magnetic field maps show linear features that suggest ancient faults in vicinity of recent earthquake activity.
After a 20-month moratorium, hydraulic fracturing will be allowed – following 135 recommendations.