September 25, 2017

Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the Devonian Marcellus Shale of the Appalachian Basin Province, 2011

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimated a mean undiscovered natural gas resource of 84,198 billion cubic feet and a mean undiscovered natural gas liquids resource of 3,379 million barrels in the Devonian Marcellus Shale within the Appalachian Basin Province. All this … Continue reading

Insiders Sound an Alarm Amid a Natural Gas Rush

E-mails published in The New York Times reveal that industry consultants and analysts say that public statements by the gas industry do not match reality. In these e-mails, people within the industry voice grave concerns, because the analysis of data from thousands of wells shows that industry has organized a … Continue reading

Under Siege by Marcellus Marauders

Pennsylvania must adequately regulate and tax gas companies before opening the Marcellus Shale to rampaging exploitationBy Charles McCollester, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sunday, June 13, 2010

Pennsylvanians are only slowly becoming aware that we are under siege. More than a thousand Marcellus Shale drill sites are in the works, with tens … Continue reading

Energy Industry Sways Congress With Misleading Data

Energy Industry Sways Congress With Misleading Data
by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, July 8, 2009, 4:55 a.m.

The two key arguments that the oil and gas industry is using to fight federal regulation of the natural gas drilling process called hydraulic fracturing — that the costs would cripple their business and … Continue reading