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Friday, April 18, 2014

Shale Gas Roundup Brings Latest Local News

Shale Gas Roundup Brings Latest Local News

aerialgascheck1Latest edition of the Shale Gas Roundup is now available. A product of the Natural Gas Resource Center, the newsletter brings a local perspective to major developments that will affect the region for years to come. A downloadable version of the April/June 2014 edition is available on the website, pottercountypa.net (click on the Natural Gas tab to access this and all past editions). Copies can be printed directly from the website. They are also available as supplies last at the Commissioners Office in the Gunzburger Building. Contact Dawn Swatsworth at 814-274-8290, Ext. 207, to arrange for pickup. The April/June edition includes a new, more attractive layout style. Among the featured stories are:
  • Gas Numbers Are Big (And It’s Just Getting Started)
  • Appellate Court Backs Local Control Of Drilling
  • New Company Eyes Utica Shale Bounty In Region
  • Unraveling Mystery Of Local Public Water Supplies
  • Regional Partnership Forms To Boost Local Gas Consumption
  • Drilling Sand Station Returns To Emporium
  • Next Round Of Impact Fee Revenue Coming In Late June
  • Seeking Local Government Share Of State Forest Gas Royalties
  • Who’s Drilling Shale Gas Wells In Potter County?
Meanwhile, a new online presentation from Penn State Extension illustrates equipment and practices used in shale-gas drilling and production — seismic testing, site preparation, well drilling, hydraulic fracturing, water storage, spill containment, pipelines, and compression. It also shows examples of materials used to protect wetlands and restore a well site.  ”An Illustrated Guide to Shale Gas Drilling Equipment and Practices in Pennsylvania,” is available at http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/wildlife/marcellus-shale/illustrated-guide.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is a difference between shut-in, capped and plugged.
These are terms that many people get confused. A number of the wells in the area were plugged permanently because they had well casing integrity issues.They leaked.

Anonymous said...

For an interesting discussion about Penn State's objectivity concerning Shale gas activities, read the following article
http://publicsource.org/investigations/public-colleges-private-money-how-research-about-marcellus-shale-funded#.

or just Google "Penn State and Marcellus Money".