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Avoiding and Mitigating Soil Compaction Associated with Natural Gas Development
Avoiding and Mitigating Soil Compaction Associated with Natural Gas Development - Articles Articles
This fact sheet provides strategies for dealing with previously compacted areas on existing well and pipeline sites. More
Forest Landowners & Natural Gas Development: Timber Resources
Forest Landowners & Natural Gas Development: Timber Resources - Articles Articles
Pennsylvania’s forests are an important renewable natural resource and include some commercially valuable species. They are more than just an economic resource. More
Tips for Negotiating Pipeline Rights of Way
Tips for Negotiating Pipeline Rights of Way - Videos Videos
This video discusses what a pipeline right-of-way and easement are, financial considerations, and useful suggestions for negotiating an agreement. More
Certified water testing labs are available throughout the state to provide accurate water quality results for homeowners.
Testing Your Drinking Water - Articles Articles
Homeowners using wells, springs or cisterns as their water supply should consider having their water tested routinely. More
Common Water Test Parameters Related to Natural Gas Drilling
Common Water Test Parameters Related to Natural Gas Drilling - Articles Articles
Water test reports of water near gas drilling activity generally have these common parameters. More
Methane Gas and Its Removal from Water Wells
Methane Gas and Its Removal from Water Wells - Articles Articles
Methane gas can occur in water wells from natural processes or from nearby drilling activity. More
Marcellus shale drilling in progress, Beaver Run Reservoir, Westmoreland County. Credit: Robert Donnan.
Water’s Journey Through the Shale Gas Processes - Articles Articles
Using publicly available information, we attempt to track and quantify current water use through the stages of the gas well development process. More
Water Supply Protection, Testing, and Interpretation
Water Supply Protection, Testing, and Interpretation - Videos Videos
Learn how to test and protect your private water well, spring or cistern. More
Vertical Flow Wetlands
Vertical Flow Wetlands - Articles Articles

Vertical Flow Wetlands

Bryan Swistock

Vertical flow wetlands (VFW) are a relatively new tool for treating waters acidified by mining or acid deposition. More
A Marcellus shale gas well pad in Pennsylvania (image credit Tom Murphy)
PA & National Academic Standards - Water & Shale Gas Videos - Articles Articles
Detail about the academic standards addressed by the water and shale gas videos available from Penn State Extension More
A Water Drop on a Journey - Shale Gas Drilling in the Mid-Atlantic
A Water Drop on a Journey - Shale Gas Drilling in the Mid-Atlantic - Videos Videos
This video covers water’s journey through the shale gas drilling and production processes in the Mid-Atlantic region and targets the 6th–9th grade level. More
Forest Landowners and Natural Gas Development
Forest Landowners and Natural Gas Development - Articles Articles

Forest Landowners and Natural Gas Development

David R. Jackson, Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D., Scott Weikert

Before signing a lease on your forestland, there are many things to consider to protect your interests. More
Technology to Help Make Pipelines Safer in the Future
Technology to Help Make Pipelines Safer in the Future - Articles Articles
With half of the nation’s 2.5 million miles of pipeline carrying oil, gas and hazardous liquids more than 50 years old, how can future leaks be prevented? More
Getting Natural Gas from Well to Consumer
Getting Natural Gas from Well to Consumer - Articles Articles
Natural gas rigs are a unique picture of shale drilling, but what are the components that are required for getting natural gas from the well to the consumer? More
Common Concerns About Water & Shale Gas Drilling - Mid-Atlantic Region
Common Concerns About Water & Shale Gas Drilling - Mid-Atlantic Region - Videos Videos
This video addresses current environmental issues and misconceptions surrounding shale gas drilling and production and is targeted to 8th–10th-grade viewers. More
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