Marcellus Education Team to Host New Webinar Series

The Penn State Marcellus Education Team will be offering a new monthly Shale webinar series, beginning from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Thursday, Sep. 13.

Tom Murphy, co-director of the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research (MCOR) will open the series with an overview of trends and updates on shale development. He’ll provide an analysis of shale gas development, including trends in rigs, productions, pipeline, and compliance. This broad overview will provide a foundation for what the future may hold for the development of this energy source.

The webinar is the first in a monthly series of online workshops that provide education about a variety of current topics related to shale gas development. Upcoming planned topics include:

Oct. 18, Reading Royalty Checks
Nov. 15, Utilization
Dec. 20, What All the Water Studies Mean?: Putting them into Perspective
Jan. 17, Ethane Cracker Plant Impacts in a Community
Feb. 21, Environmental Organizations’ Perspectives on Natural Gas Impacts on Forestry and Wildlife

Webinars will run from 1p.m. – 2 p.m., with time for questions and answers.

Registration is not necessary, and all are welcome to participate by logging in. Participants can log in with their Friends of Penn State ID or as a guest.

If you have questions concerning the webinars, please contact Carol Loveland at

Previous webinars, publications and information also are available on the Penn State Extension natural-gas web site, covering 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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