Shale Webinar Set for Thursday

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Penn State Extension’s November webinar will focus upon the current and future uses of natural gas, as well as provide insight on future options of use. The educational webinar will run from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

The news regularly reports stories of new shale gas basins, increased gas estimates or higher production yields. With the increase in supply, what is the demand for natural gas use?  

The Shale webinar will provide insight to this question. The webinar is titled “Analyzing the Options for Monetizing the Shale Gas Resource” and is with Uday Turaga, founder and chief executive officer of ADI Analytics LLC.

Turaga will provide an overview of natural gas production and demand. Turaga will then discuss research conducted by ADI Analytics, looking at current and future uses of natural gas and options for utilization, conversion and monetization of this resource.

Turaga, a recognized thought-leader in the energy and chemical industry, is a frequent speaker on energy issues at conferences and events globally.

“Shale gas supply is growing rapidly and will significantly impact both the North America and the global energy industry. In addition to being used for power, chemicals and vehicles, shale gas could position North America as a major supplier of LNG in a world that wants more of it,” said Turaga.

“Such development would, collectively, stabilize Henry Hub natural gas prices and incentivize continued investments in shale gas and other unconventional resources.”
Presented by Penn State Extension’s Marcellus Education Team, all of the monthly webinars will be offered from 1 p.m. -2 p.m. on Thursdays. Upcoming planned topics include:

  • Dec. 20, Shale Energy and Water Impacts: A Review of Recently Published Research, Dave Yoxtheimer, Penn State MCOR;
  • Jan. 17, America’s New Industrial Revolution: A Renaissance for U.S. Chemical Manufacturing, Dan Borne, LA Chemical Association; and
  • Feb. 21, The Science Behind Best Management Practices, Nels Johnson, The Nature Conservancy

Registration for the webinars is not necessary, and all are welcome to participate by logging in to . For more information, contact Carol Loveland at 570-320-4429 or by email at

Previous webinars, publications and information also are available on the Penn State Extension natural-gas Web site, covering a variety of topics, such as Act 13, seismic testing, air pollution from gas development; water use and quality; zoning; gas-leasing considerations for landowners; gas pipelines and right-of-way issues; legal issues surrounding gas development; and the impact of Marcellus gas development on forestland.

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