The Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research (MCOR) is Penn State's shale energy education and research initiative serving all stakeholders including state and federal agencies, elected officials, communities, landowners, industry, and environmental groups. MCOR is committed to expanding research, advancing technology and providing science-based programming on shale energy resources that promotes environmental protection, economic stability, and energy security.


Recent news

  • Penn State researchers publish a method for estimating potential natural gas resources in areas using well production data that could lead to more efficient location of natural gas wells and infrastructure. Read more here:
  • The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recently released its 2019 Oil and Gas Annual Report which can be found here:
    In 2019 total unconventional gas production in Pennsylvania continued to increase to 6.8 trillion cubic feet, compared to 6.1 trillion cubic feet in 2018. This report provides highlights on well permitting and drilling activity, well site inspections, compliance and enforcement statistics, department accomplishments and future regulatory initiatives related to both conventional and unconventional oil and gas development in Pennsylvania.

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