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Economic Impacts of Shale Development

  • Economic Impacts of Marcellus Shale in Bradford County: Employment and Income in 2010 (January 2012) Study of how much of the economic benefits of gas drilling stay within the county (Bradford County). Tim Kelsey, Penn State; Martin Shields, Colorado State; James Ladlee, Penn State; Melissa Ward, Penn State
  • Real Property Tax Base, Market Values, and Marcellus Shale: 2007 to 2009 (March 1, 2012) Penn State Center for Economic and Community Development
  • Economic Impacts of Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania: Employment and Income in 2009 An August 2011 study examining how several key unexplored aspects of Marcellus Shale natural gas development in Pennsylvania will affect the overall economic impact occurring in the Commonwealth
  • Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development on Municipal Governments in Susquehanna and Washington Counties, 2010 (7/2011)
  • How Much Natural Gas Can The Marcellus Shale Produce?
    The U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) released its 2012 Annual Energy Outlook on January 23, with the claim that the Marcellus shale contains 141 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of unproved technically recoverable natural gas.

  • Marcellus Natural Gas Development's Effect on Housing in Pennsylvania (October 2011) Commissioned by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA), the report examines the effects that the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry, broadly defined, is having on housing, also broadly defined, across Pennsylvania. More than 70 stakeholders in six counties were interviewed about four broad issues: 1) rental housing, 2) owner-occupied housing, 3) housing affordability and availability, and 4) the capacity of the development community to meet demand for housing.
  • Development of the Natural Gas Resources in the Marcellus Shale
    Report from National Resource Program Center, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, November 2009
  • Assessment of Undiscovered Natural Gas Resources in Devonian Black Shales, Appalachian Basin, Eastern U.S.
    USGS Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1268
  • Environmental Impacts

  • The Impact of Marcellus Gas Drilling on Rural Drinking Water Supplies The Center for Rural Pennsylvania (2012) Report on water quality in private water wells in rural Pennsylvania before and after the drilling of nearby Marcellus Shale gas wells.
  • Role of Alternative Energy Sources: Natural Gas Technology Assessment National Energy Technology Laboratory (June 30, 2012). Among the study's conclusions: Lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions from natural gas are lower than those from coal for electric-power generation and "control of fugitive (methan) emissions is imperative to reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of natural gas extraction, process and transport."
  • Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Inventory of Natural Gas Extraction, Delivery and Electricity Production (October 2011) - National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Shale Gas: Focus on the Marcellus Shale
    Lisa Sumi; Oil & Gas Accountability Project/Earthworks (May 2008)
  • Water Resources and Natural Gas Production for the Marcellus Shale
    U.S. Geological Survey, May 2009Development of the Natural Gas Resources in the Marcellus Shale: New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Tennessee, Maryland
    November 2009; National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior, Natural Resource Program Center Water Management Technologies Used by Marcellus Shale Gas Producers (July 2010), Veil, JA. Argonne National Laboratory
    U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • Pennsylvania Energy Impacts Assessment, Report 1: Marcellus Natural Gas and Wind (November 2010). The Nature Conservancy


  • Geology

  • How Much Natural Gas Can The Marcellus Shale Produce?
    The U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) released its 2012 Annual Energy Outlook on January 23, with the claim that the Marcellus shale contains 141 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of unproved technically recoverable natural gas. Report from National Resource Program Center, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, November 2009
  • <Assessment of Undiscovered Natural Gas Resources in Devonian Black Shales, Appalachian Basin, Eastern U.S.
    USGS Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1268
  • Pennsylvania Geology
    (Spring 2008) - Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • Marcellus
    Terry Engelder (August 2009)
  • Joint sets that enhance production from Middle and Upper Devonian gas shales of the Appalachian Basin
    Engelder, Lash, Uzcategui, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Bulletin (July 2009)The Marcellus Play in Pennsylvania
    John Harper and Jaime Kostelnik, PA Geological Survey Summary: U.S. Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Natural Gas Liquids Proved Reserves (November 2010)

    News Reports

  • Shale Gas: Focus on the Marcellus Shale
    Lisa Sumi; Oil & Gas Accountability Project/Earthworks (May 2008)
  • Marcellus Shale Play's Vast Resource Potential Creating Stir in Appalachia
    Terry Engelder, Gary Lash; American Oil & Gas Reporter (May 2008)
  • The Shale Gas Shock (2011), Global Warming Policy Foundation
  • "Are We Entering the Golden Age of Gas?" International Energy Agency (2011)

  • MIT Study

  • The Future of Natural Gas: An Interdisciplinary MIT Study (2010)
  • The Future of Natural Gas: An Interdisciplinary MIT Study
    This is the third report in MIT's series examining energy sources in a marketplace with carbon dioxide emissions constraints.
  • MIT Energy Initiative: The Future of Natural Gas (2011)

  • Marcellus Shale Fast Facts

  • Marcellus Shale Fast Facts (July 2012 Edition) Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Center for Workforce Information & Analysis
  • Marcellus Shale Fast Facts (June 2012 Edition) Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Center for Workforce Information & Analysis
  • Marcellus Shale Fast Facts (May 2012 Edition) Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Center for Workforce Information & Analysis
  • Marcellus Shale Fast Facts (April 2012 Edition) Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Center for Workforce Information & Analysis
  • Marcellus Shale Fast Facts (March 2012 Edition) Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Center for Workforce Information & Analysis
  • Marcellus Shale Fast Facts (January 2012 Edition) Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Center for Workforce Information & Analysis
  • Marcellus Shale Fast Facts (December 2011 Edition) Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Center for Workforce Information & Analysis
  • Marcellus Shale Fast Facts (April 29, 2011 Edition); Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Center for Workforce Information & Analysis

  • Peer Review Publications

  • Radium Content of Oil- and Gas-Field Produced Waters in the Northern Appalachian Basin (USA): Summary and Discussion of Data U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Summary: U.S. Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Natural Gas Liquids Proved Reserves (November 2010)
    U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Development of the Natural Gas Resources in the Marcellus Shale
    Report from National Resource Program Center, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, November 2009
  • Assessment of Undiscovered Natural Gas Resources in Devonian Black Shales, Appalachian Basin, Eastern U.S.
    USGS Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1268
  • Marcellus
    Terry Engelder (August 2009)
  • Joint sets that enhance production from Middle and Upper Devonian gas shales of the Appalachian Basin
    Engelder, Lash, Uzcategui, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Bulletin (July 2009)
  • The Marcellus Play in Pennsylvania
    John Harper and Jaime Kostelnik, PA Geological Survey
  • The Effect of Increased Salinity on Diversity and Abundance of Diatoms (June 2010)
    Natalie Cohen, Hunter Carrick(Penn State)
  • Chemistry and Origin of Oil and Gas Well Brines in Western Pennsylvania
    P. Evan Dresel, Arthur W. Rose, Penn State
  • Societal/Community/Human Impacts

  • The Impact of Marcellus Gas Drilling on Rural Drinking Water Supplies The Center for Rural Pennsylvania (2012) Report on water quality in private water wells in rural Pennsylvania before and after the drilling of nearby Marcellus Shale gas wells.

  • Miscellaneous

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