Archives for October 2012

Where is it?

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Conversation and Natural Resources, “The Marcellus Shale is prevalent throughout much of the Appalachian basin and most of Pennsylvania, although its depth and thickness are variable.” And Penn State University researchers have this map of the formation, including the Marcellus Shale’s thickness across the region.

If unconventional shale gas drilling wasn’t proved safe, how did it become exempt from environmental laws in 2005?

We’ve been asked on occasion whether the natural gas industry — specifically hydraulic fracturing — earned an exemption from a series of federal laws, including the Safe Drinking Water Act, as part of the bipartisan 2005 energy bill. The short and factual answer is no. Hydraulic fracturing has never been regulated under this law. Fracturing, […]

Are there local jobs being created?

Absolutely. The safe development of clean-burning American natural gas from the Marcellus Shale continues to be a powerful job-creating engine. And while there is no current Marcellus Shale production in southeastern Pennsylvania, and therefore not actual drilling jobs in the region, the growing and robust supply chain that supports well site and midstream activities is […]

Does natural gas drilling impact our water?

Natural gas development from the Marcellus Shale is water-intensive, yet there are a host of regulations, safeguards and practices in place to ensure that our region’s water resources are effectively managed and protected. According to Penn State University researchers, Pa. “DEP requires an approved water management plan in connection with the gas well permit to […]

Is hydraulic fracturing safe?

Commonly referred to as “fracking,” hydraulic fracturing is a tightly-regulated well completion technology has been used more than 1.2 million times in the United States over the past 60 years. And here in Pennsylvania, we have some of the strongest regulations in place to ensure that fracturing is done in a way that protects our […]

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Global Eyes Remain on Pa.’s Mighty Marcellus Shale

The safe, tightly-regulated development of Pennsylvania’s job-creating natural gas resources from the Marcellus Shale continues to have a global reach. In fact, following last week’s front-page Wall Street Journal story about the positive impact Marcellus Shale natural gas development continues to have on our region’s manufacturing base, the UK’s Daily Telegraph newspaper details how America’s […]