Shale-gas webinar to address recent pipeline developments

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Shale Gas production eclipsed 4 trillion cubic feet in Pennsylvania in 2014, and reports of pipeline construction – to move this production to market – have been in the news almost daily. Those pipeline projects will be the topic of a free, Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team.

How much pipeline infrastructure is needed? And what is the status of these projects? Those questions will be addressed in the webinar, from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 16.

"There has been a tremendous amount of pipeline development occurring in and around Pennsylvania in recent years," said Dave Messersmith, Penn State Extension educator, who will moderate the session. "We anticipate this trend will continue into the foreseeable future."

The Penn State shale gas webinars are free, but registration is necessary. All can go to the Penn State Extension Natural Gas Events page to register and to find out more information for each upcoming webinar at the website. For more information, contact Carol Loveland at 570-320-4429 or by email at

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

-- May 28: “Shale Legislation,” Ross Pifer, clinical professor of law and director of the Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center and the Rural Economic Development Clinic, at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law.

-- June 18: “Marcellus Shale Exploration and Development in Core Forest Habitat: Effects on Forest Habitat and Wildlife,” Margaret Brittingham, professor of wildlife resources, Penn State Extension wildlife specialist.

Previous webinars, publications and information also are available on the Penn State Extension natural-gas website, 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 April 03, 2015