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View Resource Explore Shale

Explore Shale, a website created by Penn State Public Broadcasting, explains the process of extracting natural gas from the Marcellus shale. The website explains the process in a visual, interactive format: users can click around the site to answer common questions about this process, such as "Who regulates water usage?" and "How much water is used to frack a well?" Users can also navigate the...

View Resource Marcellus Shale: Natural Gas Energy

This webpage from the EFMR Monitoring Group provides information on the extraction of natural gas from Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale formation. Users may read a brief overview of the extraction efforts and the environmental concerns involved. A lesson plan and resource guide is available for download in PDF file format. The document includes a number of in-class activities for elementary, middle...

View Resource Shale NET

The Shale Net website provides information about the shale gas industry. Users can click on "Shale Gas Basics" to learn more about the natural gas industry and the Marcellus shale deposit. Individuals new to the gas industry can search for entry-level positions. Listings of professional positions in the field are also provided. Vocational education programs may find the "Learn the Ropes" section...

View Resource The Process of Natural Gas Extraction From the Marcellus Shale

This lesson plan from the Pennsylvania Geological Survey provides an overview of the processes used to extract natural gas from shale gas reservoirs like the Marcellus shale. A detailed outline is provided for instructors to structure a lecture with. Some of the specific topic areas covered include the Marcellus drilling process, Marcellus well completions and water management. This material is...

View Resource Gas Pressure

This radio broadcast discusses the boom in natural gas drilling in the Rocky Mountain region and is possible impacts on the environment. A resource advocate points out the issue of well density, which can range from four wells per square mile to sixteen, 32, or more, and results in fragmentation of habitat as well as an ugly industrial appearance. The clip is 2 minutes in length and is available...

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