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.


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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recently released its 2017 Oil and Gas Annual Report which can be found here:

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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