Marcellus Drilling Boom May Have Led to Too Many Hotel Rooms, Researchers Say

UNIVERSITY PARK – Drilling in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region led to a rapid increase in both the number of hotels and hotel industry jobs, but Penn State researchers report that the faltering occupancy rate may signal that there are now too many hotel rooms....
Posted On 21 Sep 2014

‘Marcellus Shale Documentary Project’ Opens Sept. 23 at the Palmer Museum

UNIVERSITY PARK – The Palmer Museum of Art will present a new exhibition, “Marcellus Shale Documentary Project,” from Sept. 23 through Dec. 14. The “Marcellus Shale Documentary Project” features photographic images that tell the personal stories of...
Posted On 19 Sep 2014

Webinar to Focus on PA Shale Production Reports of the First Half of 2014

The state Department of Environmental Protection has released Pennsylvania well production data for the first half of 2014, showing unconventional wells produced 1.9 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of natural gas, up almost 12 percent from the last half of 2013. Barrels of condensate...
Posted On 16 Sep 2014

Residual Hydraulic Fracturing Water Not a Risk to Groundwater

UNIVERSITY PARK – Hydraulic fracturing — fracking or hydrofracturing — raises many concerns about potential environmental impacts, especially water contamination. Currently, data show that the majority of water injected into wells stays underground, triggering...
Posted On 11 Sep 2014

ShaleNET Workforce Forum Slated for Nov. 5-6

WASHINGTON – The 2014 ShaleNET Workforce Forum will be held Nov. 5-6, at the Doubletree by Hilton, in Washington. The forum will offer nationally recognized speakers on workforce development, experts on shale gas development, opportunities for hands-on education and the...
Posted On 09 Sep 2014

Utica Shale: Another Bakken in the making

The Utica Shale play in eastern Ohio is one of the fastest-growing natural gas plays in the nation. Last month, in recognition of this status, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) added the Utica to its monthly drilling productivity report. The total production in the...

Northern Tier sees economic growth since Marcellus Shale boom

WELLSBORO, PA – Tioga County and neighboring Bradford and Susquehanna counties have been a large focus for the Marcellus Shale industry for a number of years. As exploration and drilling increased, the region found itself trying to accommodate the number of visitors to the area,...

Club Holds 38th Annual Auto Show

CLEARFIELD – Last weekend, the Central Mountains Region Antique Automobile Club of America held its 38th annual Antique and Custom Auto Show at the Clearfield County Fairgrounds. This year’s show was sponsored by FORD® and Dotts Motor Co. of Clearfield. Both displayed vehicles at...
Posted On 23 Aug 2014

Penn State Shale Webinar Looks at How Natural Gas Processing Affects Royalty Income Streams

Much has been discussed regarding wet and dry gas, and the need for gas processing plants to separate components other than methane often found in wet gas. How does dry gas and wet gas production affect the landowner and the royalty income? Penn State Extension’s Shale Webinar on...
Posted On 19 Aug 2014

Nominations sought for Women Making a Difference!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Once again, The Pennsylvania and Marcellus Business Central is proud to present the fourth annual “Women Making a Difference” publication scheduled to appear in the Sept. 19 edition. It was announced earlier this week that nominations are now open for the Read...