Speakers examine regulatory, financial challenges of Marcellus Shale

February 25, 2009

University Park, Pa. -- While the Marcellus Shale region offers opportunities for economic development, it also poses regulatory and financial challenges, according to the next speakers in the EarthTalks Spring Colloquium Series, “The Marcellus Shale Play: Boon or Burden?”

Rachel Allen and Ryan Dahl, attorneys in the Pittsburgh office of Jones Day, will discuss some of the hurdles involved in developing the Marcellus Shale at 4 p.m. Monday, March 2, in 112 Walker Building on the University Park campus of Penn State. These include tight credit markets, absence of certain infrastructure and the ever-evolving environmental permitting and regulation of oil and gas activities in the Marcellus region.

The speakers also will present potential solutions to those challenges.

Allen, a partner at Jones Day, has extensive experience in the highly regulated energy industry. Dahl who is an associate practices in the environmental, health and safety area and advises clients on regulation matters.

The 2009 EarthTalks Spring Colloquium Series on “The Marcellus Shale Play: Boon or Burden?” that is sponsored by the Penn State Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI), the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), the College of Agricultural Sciences, the Environment and Natural Resources Institute, the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (PSIEE), the EMS Energy Institute and the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute. All talks are archived and can be viewed at http://www.eesi.psu.edu/news_events/EarthtalksSpring09.shtml.

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