DCNR Releases Report on Monitoring Shale Gas Development on State Forest Lands

STATE COLLEGE – Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti has announced the release of its first Shale Gas Monitoring Report that outlines its efforts to track, detect and report on the impacts of gas development on Pennsylvania’s state...
Posted On 17 Apr 2014

Webinar to Explore PA Gas Royalty Calculations, Decline Curves

A Web-based seminar presented by Penn State Extension’s Marcellus Education Team will focus on the calculation of natural gas royalties using decline curve projections. The one-hour presentation, which begins at 1 p.m. April 17, will feature James Ladlee, associate director...
Posted On 08 Apr 2014

Act 13 Impact Fee Revenues to Surpass $630M

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett today announced that since 2012, Act 13 will generate more than $630 million through 2014 through an impact fee assessed on unconventional natural gas wells.  The majority of Act 13 funds are directly invested in local communities. “We...
Posted On 04 Apr 2014

DEP Releases Annual Natural Gas Drilling Emissions Inventory Data

HARRISBURG– The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released annual emissions data for the natural gas drilling industry. The inventory represents 2012 emissions levels from Marcellus Shale natural gas production and processing operations as well as compressor...
Posted On 04 Apr 2014

NARO Holds Conference in State College

STATE COLLEGE – The Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association or Royalty Owners (NARO) met in State College last week for its fourth annual conference. The mission of NARO is to encourage and promote exploration and production of minerals in the United States while...
Posted On 01 Apr 2014

Shale Webinar Slated on Land and Property Valuations

With the continuing development and expansion of shale resources occurring across the state, questions regarding how this affects land and property values often arise. Jeffrey R. Kern, senior appraiser with Resource Technologies Corp., will help answer that question during Penn...
Posted On 24 Mar 2014

Shale Gas Seminar to Highlight Opportunities for Businesses

DUBOIS – A professional seminar focusing on the keys to success in the Shale Gas industry is planned at Penn State DuBois in March. The Shale Gas Industry: Working and Succeeding in this Expanding Energy Paradigm is intended to provide organizations with timely information on the...
Posted On 17 Mar 2014

Marcellus shale driller Noble Energy Inc. sinks roots into Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, PA (AP) — Houston-based driller Noble Energy is settling into a headquarters across the street from Range Resources Corp., the largest landholder among shale drillers in Western Pennsylvania, and Consol Energy Inc., the oldest local company working th...

Online Tutorial Illustrates Shale-gas Drilling Equipment and Practices

UNIVERSITY PARK – You’ve seen the strange-looking trucks on the road these past few years. Maybe you’ve watched truck after truck head to a new shale-gas drill site in your area. But just what do they do with all that equipment? A new online presentation from Penn...
Posted On 04 Mar 2014

Industrial Waste Can be Engineered into Proppants for Shale Gas and Oil Recovery

UNIVERSITY PARK – Industrial and domestic waste materials are viable alternative sources of raw materials for engineering proppants – particles used to open rock fractures — for use in shale gas and oil recovery, according to Penn State material scientists John...
Posted On 14 Feb 2014