Webinar to look at natural gas liquids and processing

March 11, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Natural-gas liquids, an important byproduct of shale-gas production, will be the topic of a free, Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team, 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, March 19.

The webinar, "Natural Gas Liquids: From Wellhead to Fractionation," will feature Dan Brockett, Penn State Extension educator, who will explain how natural-gas liquids fall out in various stages of production and how these liquid gases are transported, separated, marketed and used.

"Continued growth in production of natural-gas liquids could lead to new local markets for natural-gas liquid products. These liquids can be used in a variety of ways, such as for petrochemical feedstocks, fuel, blending products for gasoline and even for a backyard barbecue," he said.

"It will be interesting to see if 'cracker' plants, chemical companies and plastics manufacturers will see a strong benefit in locating where the commodity is being produced, thus leading to some major changes in the economy of the Appalachian Basin."

While the webinar is free, registration is necessary. To register online, go to the Penn State Extension Natural Gas Events page. For more information, contact Carol Loveland at 570-320-4429 or by email at cal24@psu.edu.

Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team provides monthly webinars on a variety of topics. Upcoming webinars include the following:

--April 16: "Recent Pipeline Developments."

--May 28: "Shale Legislation.

--June 18: "Marcellus Shale Exploration and Development in Core Forest Habitat."

Previous webinars, publications and information also are available on the Penn State Extension natural-gas website (http://extension.psu.edu/naturalgas), covering a variety of topics, such as Act 13; seismic testing; air pollution from gas development; water use, quality and recycling; natural-gas liquids regional development; natural-gas reserves; gas-leasing considerations for landowners; legal issues surrounding gas development; and the impact of Marcellus gas development on forestland.

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Last Updated March 13, 2015