Technical Reports

  • Agbaji, Armstrong et al. Sustainable Development and Design of Marcellus Shale Play in Susquehanna, PA. 2009. Technical Report. link to .pdf
  • Armendariz, Al. January 2009. Emissions from Natural Gas Productions in the Barnett Shale Area and Opportunities for Cost Effective Improvements. Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering, Southern Methodist University. link to pdf
  • Arthur, J.D., B., Bohm, and M. Layne.  2008.  Hydraulic fracturing considerations for natural gas
    wells of the Marcellus Shale
    .  Technical Report.  Link to .pdf
  • Bollinger, J. 2008.  Marcellus Shale Exploration & Farmland Preservation in Pennsylvania.  Social Science Research Network.  Link to abstract.
  • Boyer, Charles, et al. Producing Gas from Its Source. (in-depth article on natural gas production from shale rock) Oilfield Review, Autumn 2006. link to .pdf
  • Chandler, S., V. V. Bonnet, R. Winters, & L. Lavin.  2009.  Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Extraction Study. 2009-2010.  Study Guide V.  Regulation and Permitting of Marcellus Shale Drilling.  2008-2009 Marcellus Shale Study Committee,  League of Women Voters of Indiana County.  Mary Beth Sweeney, Chair.  Link to .pdf.
  • Congressional Research Service. October 2009. Unconventional Gas Shales: Development, Technology and Policy Issues. Link to .pdf
  • Considine, T. J. 2010. The Economic Impacts of the Marcellus Shale: Implications for New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Report to The American Petroleum Institute. Link to .pdf.
  • Considine, T.J., R. Watson, & S. Blumsack. 2010.  The economic impacts of the Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale natural gas play: an update.  The Pennsylvania State University.  Technical Report.  Link to .pdf
  • Dresel, P. Evan & Arthur W. Rose. Chemistry and Origin of Oil and Gas Well Brines in Western Pennnsylvania.  Technical Report/ PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. link to pdf
  • Energy Information Administration, Office of Oil and Gas. 2007. Natural Gas Compressor Stations on the Interstate Pipeline Network: Developments Since 1996.  Technical Report. Link to .pdf
  • Engelder, T. & G.G. Lash. 2008.  Marcellus Shale play’s vast resource potential creating stir in Appalachia.  American Oil and Gas Reporter.  Link to .pdf
  • Gordon, H., Krupnick, A. & Olmstead, S. Pathways to Dialogue: What the Experts Say about the Environmental Risks of Shale Gas Development. Resources for the Future. Link to pdf.
  • Horwitt, D.  Undated.  Drinking water threatened by toxic natural gas and oil drilling chemicals.  Environmental Working Group.  Technical report.  Weblink
  • Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development at Wilkes University and the Appalacian Regional Commission. 2010. Baseline Socioeconomic Analysis for the Marcellus Shale Development in Pennsylvania. Technical Report. Link to .pdf
  • Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development at Wilkes University for the Lackawanna County Workforce Investment Board.  2009. : Economic & Workforce Development Study--Marcellus Shale. Technical Report. Link to .pdf
  • Jordan, C.L., J.D. Williams-Kovacs, & R. Jackson. 2010.  Horn river basin (shale gas): a primer of challenges and solutions to development.  XX1 World Energy Congress: WEC Montreal 2010, Montreal Canada. 22 pp. Link to .pdf.
  • Keister, T. 2010. Marcellus Hydrofracture Flowback and Production Wastewater Treatment, Recycle and Disposal Technologies. ProChemTech International Inc.  Paper Presented at The Science of Marcellus Shale hosted at Lycoming College.  Link to .pdf.
  • Koerner, R.M. 2010.  Prospects for geosynthetic containment systems at Marcellus Formation shale-gas drilling project. Geosynthetics. Weblink.
  • Lien, A.M. &  W.J. Manner.  2010. The Marcellus Shale: Resources for Stakeholders in the Upper Delaware Watershed Region. Pinchot Institute for Conservation. Link to .pdf
  • Lustgarten, A.  2009.  Is New York's Marcellus Shale too hot to handle?  Propublica.  Link to .pdf
  • Marcellus Shale Coalition. NGV Roadmap for Pennsylvania Jobs, Energy Security and Clean Air.  April 2011. Report focuses on promoting natural gas fueled vehicle fleets. link to pdf
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 2010. The Future of Natural Gas. (Interim Report) link to pdf
  • National Sea Grant Law Center. Citizens Guide to Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania. Fall 2010. Link to .pdf
  • New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.  2004.  Dissolved mineral radioactivity in drinking water.  Environmental Fact Sheet WD-WSEB-3-11.  Concord, NH.  Link to .pdf
  • New York State Water Resources Institute at Cornell University. February 2011. The Role of Isototopes in Monitoring Water Quality Impacts Associated with Shale Gas Drilling. Technical Report. Link to .pdf
  • Patchen, D.G. 1977.  Subsurface stratigraphy and gas production of the Devonian shales in West Virginia.  Energy Research and Development Administration.  Morgantown. WV.  Technocal Report. Link to .pdf
  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. May 6, 2011. Northcentral Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Short-Term Ambient Air Sampling Report. link to .pdf
  • Resnikoff, M., E. Alexandrova & J. Thomas. 2010. Radioactivity in Marcellus Shale. Radioactive Waste Management Associates. New York, NY. Link to .pdf
  • Rogers, S. Marvin. January 2009. History of Litigation Concerning Hydraulic Fracturing to Produce Coalbed Methane. Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.  link to pdf
  • Rubin, P.F. 2010.  Comments on the scope of the EPA's proposed study of hydraulic fracturing.  HydroQuest.  Link to .pdf
  • Seale, Rocky. July/August 2007. Open Hole Completion System Enables Multi-Stage Fracturing and Stimulation Along Horizontal Wellbores. Drilling Contractor journal.  link to pdf
  • Soeder, D.J. & W.M. Kappel.  2009.  Water resources and natural gas production from the Marcellus Shale.  U.S. Department of the Interior. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2009–3032  Link to .pdf
  • Stevens, S. & V. Kuuskraa. 2009.  Special Report: GAS SHALE—1: Seven plays dominate North America activity.  Weblink.
  • Sumi, L.. 2008.  Shale Gas: Focus on the Marcellus Shale. Oil and Gas Accountability Project/ Earthworks. Technical Report. Link to .pdf
  • Susquehanna River Basin Commission. Februrary 2009. Accomodating a New Straw in the Water: Extracting Natural Gas From the Marcellus Shale in the Susquehanna River Basin. White Paper. link to pdf.
  • United States Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Library. May 2009. State Oil and Natural Gas Regulations Designed to Protect Water Resources. Technical report. Link to .pdf
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency. July 2005. A Regulator's Guide to the Management of Radioactive Residuals from Drinking Water Treatment Technologies. [includes overview of technology used to remove radionuclides from drinking water] link to .pdf
  • Veil, John A. July,  2010. Water Management Technologies Used by Marcellus Shale Gas Producers. Argonne  National Laboratory, prepared for the National Energy Technology Laboratory, United States Department of Energy. link to pdf
  • Volz, C. D. 2011.  The devil's details about radioisotopes and other toxic contaminants in Marcellus Shale flowback fluids. FracTracker, Tracking the impacts of the natural gas industry.  Released 11 March 2011.  Link to website.
  • Vroeman, Bas. January 1997. Model Predictive Control of a Natural Gas Turbine Installation. Eindhoven University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. link to .pdf
  • West Virginia Rivers Coalition.  Undated.  Drilling in the Marcellus Shale.  An Overview of the Process and Issues in West Virginia.  Elkins, WV.  Link to .pdf.
  • Weston, R.T.  Undated.  Development of the Marcellus Shale - Water Resource Challenges.  K&L | Gates.  Link to .pdf.
  • Wrightstone, Gregory R. Bloomin' Algae! How Paleobiology and Algal Blooms May Have Significantly Impacted Deposition and Preservation of the Marcellus Shale. link to pdf
  • Zoback, M., S. Kitasei, B. Copithorne. 2010.  Addressing the Environmental Risks from Shale Gas Development.  Worldwatch Institute, Natural Gas and Sustainable Energy Initiative. Washington, DC.  Link to .pdf