Environmental Impacts

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.

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Environmental Partnership Launched By Oil and Gas Industry to Lower Emissions - News News
Partnership includes 26 natural gas and oil producers to voluntarily reduce methane and VOC emissions. More
Courtesy Penn State Extension
Hydraulic Fracturing Test Site (HFTS) Research - Webinars Webinars

Hydraulic Fracturing Test Site (HFTS) Research

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM, 04/19/2018

1 hour

The webinar discusses research on reducing and minimizing environmental impacts and demonstrating safe and reliable hydraulic fracturing methods. More
source: http://www.newjersey.gov/drbc/programs/natural/
DRBC Issues Draft Amendments for Hydraulic Fracturing - News News
Amendment proposes to permanently prohibit high-volume hydraulic fracturing from the Delaware River Basin as well as other restrictions. More
Coffee Power and Busses - News News

Coffee Power and Busses


A biofuel made from coffee grounds to help reduce pollution from London busses More
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has a full board - News News
Last two board positions confirmed by Senate, the first time in two years there has been a complete board. More
Courtesy Penn State Extension
Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Production over the Past 5 Years - News News
Greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas production trends downward as production increases. More
Geologic Options for Subsurface Storage of Utica - Marcellus NGLs - Webinars Webinars

Geologic Options for Subsurface Storage of Utica - Marcellus NGLs

01:00 PM - 02:15 PM, 01/18/2018

1 hour, 15 minutes

Research indicates potential options for natural gas liquid storage areas in the OH/PA/WV area. More
EIA Expects Energy Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions to Fall in 2017 - News News
Anticipated heating and air conditioning in 2018 expected to increase use of natural gas, coal and petroleum. More
Collaborative Initiative Creates Well-level Data for Participating States - News News
New website provides a variety of data elements for participating states - all in one place! More
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Resolution to revise regulations on natural gas development approved by DRBC - News News
Directive to prepare and publish revised draft regulations issued More
Courtesy http://vpasec.org/
Abandoned Wells in PA: What is a Reasonable Estimate? - Webinars Webinars
Studies estimate there are over 3,000,000 abandoned wells in the US, and up to 750,000 in PA alone. Dr. Terry Engelder discusses determining the number of abandoned wells in PA More
Core Topic Briefs: Ground Water Model
Core Topic Briefs: Ground Water Model - Videos Videos
This video shows movements of water under the earth and how pollution might affect drinking water. (Modelo de Agua Subterranea) More
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New Research on Shale Gas Development and Invasive Plants - News News
Penn State research shows non-native plants are rapidly invading Pennsylvania’s northern forests and links new invasions with shale gas development activity. More
Assessment of Atmospheric Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Production Assessment of Atmospheric Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Production - Webinars
Zachary R. Barkley, M.S. Research Assistant and Thomas Lauvaux, Senior Research Associate, Meteorology, Penn State discuss their research on methane emissions from natural gas development. More
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Treated Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater May Pollute Area Water Sources for Years - News News
Researchers have discovered that releasing treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater into area surface waters may have longer-lasting effects than originally thought. More
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