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Shale Results

Marcellus Shale drilling benefits area economy less than originally estimated

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A new study examining the Marcellus Shale natural-gas boom in Pennsylvania suggests that, although development of this resource is having a positive economic impact in the state, the net benefits may be more modest than previously reported.

New estimate of Marcellus Shale, Appalachian Basin resources released

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Marcellus Shale contains about 84 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, technically recoverable natural gas and 3.4 billion barrels of undiscovered, technically recoverable natural gas liquids according to a new assessment by the U. S. Geological Survey.

Penn State webinars explore business opportunities in Marcellus Shale

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A series of web-based seminars aimed at helping local businesses prosper from natural-gas drilling and development will be offered this fall by Penn State Extension’s Marcellus Educational Consortium.

Marcellus Shale: Ensure water testing is part of lease agreement before drilling

Friday, August 26, 2011

If you want to test the water yourself, decide what you can afford. Those costs can be hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.

Do you know what’s in your water?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

t’s hard to beat a cold glass of clear refreshing water to quench your thirst. I’ve been drinking a lot of water to beat the heat and I imagine you have too.

Penn State webinar to focus on ways Marcellus drilling affects wildlife

Thursday, August 18, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As the Marcellus natural gas boom has reverberated around Pennsylvania, residents and scientists alike have expressed concern about the impact extensive drilling and associated infrastructure development is having on wildlife habitat.

Webinar explores development and regulation of Marcellus Shale drilling

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A web-based seminar presented by Penn State Extension July 21 will explore pipeline development and regulation in regions of the state being intensely affected by drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation.

Marcellus Shale boom adds less jobs than originally forecasted

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Industry has yielded job growth but impacts are overstated, according to the Keystone Research Center.

Use cautioun selling mineral rights, lawyer warns

Friday, June 10, 2011

SALEM, Ohio — The region’s shale-leasing boom has ignited a gusher of offers to buy mineral rights, and landowners need to use caution when considering such deals, a local oil and gas lawyer warns. Alan D. Wenger, an attorney with Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell, says some landowners stuck with older oil and gas leases are […]

Oil and gas leases: Know the basics

Friday, June 10, 2011

With the Marcellus and Utica shales attracting drillers, Ohioan should know the basics of oil and gas leases.

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