May 2009 Blog Posts (6)

Terry Engelder Webinar

Terry Engelder of Penn State along with Gary Lash (SUNY-Fredonia) are two pioneering geologists who have really educated the public about the Marcellus shale formation. In this Webinar, Dr. Engelder, explains some of the technical side of horizontal drilling and fracking when drilling for… Continue

Added by Tom Copley on May 29, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Time for the industry to clean up its act?

What is the legitimate role of government in regulating chemicals used in hydro-fracturing natural gas wells? Hydro-fracturing is a key technology used in achieving productivity in shale gas wells, and has been in use for decades. Now these chemicals are coming under Congressional scrutiny as… Continue

Added by Tom Copley on May 28, 2009 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Tetra Tech report finds Marcellus Shale drilling had minimal impact on total dissolved solids in the Monongahela River last fall. To read report, go to pamarcellus.com/news.php

ENVIRONMENTAL FIRM FINDS MARCELLUS SHALE DRILLING ACTIVITY HAD MINIMAL IMPACT ON TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS FOUND IN MONONGAHELA RIVER LAST FALL



PITTSBURGH (May 20) – A study completed by international environmental engineering and consulting firm Tetra Tech, Inc., revealed that natural gas development was only a minor contributor to elevated levels of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in the Monongahela River last fall.



Tetra Tech found that the primary TDS load in the Monongahela… Continue

Added by Betsy Mallison on May 20, 2009 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Hydraulic Fracturing Considerations for Natural Gas Wells of the Marcellus

ALL Consulting has put together a good piece on fracturing.



"The issue of hydraulic fracturing has raised many concerns from the public as well as government officials. This paper will review the history and evolution of hydraulic fracturing, including environmental and regulatory considerations. Additionally, technical and environmental considerations will be presented applicable to hydraulic fracturing in the unconventional arena of gas shales with an emphasis on the Marcellus… Continue

Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on May 18, 2009 at 11:45am — 2 Comments

Sign our Domestic Energy Peition!



"As landowners, mineral owners, oil and gas professionals, and concerned citizens, we respectfully ask Congress to maintain fiscal policies that encourage domestic exploration and to NOT add hurdles, in the form of additional taxes & fees, to our domestic energy industry. America needs policies that encourage domestic exploration and prompt the pursuit of our own abundant energy resources."



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Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on May 5, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

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