The Process

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WV Public Radio News Story, titled, "How Much Do We Know About Drilling Horizontal Wells?"

FracTracker, website with mapping data "The FracTracker Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the public’s understanding of the impacts of the global shale gas industry by collecting, interpreting, and sharing data and visualizations through our website,"

Geology of the Marcellus Shale, a brochure (8.5" x 14" Legal size) by David K. Brezinski with the Maryland Geological Society for Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Explore Shale website - interactive view of marcellus shale natural gas development process: a public service media project by Penn State Public Broadcasting and was funded by the Colcom Foundation.

Marcellus Shale Coalition's Recommended Practices for Site Planning, Development and Restoration April 26, 2012 - Overview - Full Document

Marcellus Shale and Maryland - a presentation by Drew Cobbs, MD Petroleum Council on February 7, 2012

Recommended Practices Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing Operations - presentation by J. Brami, American Petroleum Institute

API Introduction and API HF Standards for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry - presentation notes by David L. Miller, Director, Standards, February 2012

Like Fracking? You'll Love 'Super Fracking' - Oil service companies roll out new technologies to break up more earth more cheaply from Bloomberg BusinessWeek, January 19, 2012

Maryland’s Proposed Stream and Groundwater Baseline Monitoring Plan in the Marcellus Shale Region: 2012 and 2013 Presentation by Bruce Michael, Director, Resource Assessment Service on January 27, 2012 to the Governor's Commission

Fracking in the Marcellus Shale, a four-part series by Patricia Villone gets a behind-the-scenes tour of the newest technology in natural gas exploration.  Part 1 ♦♦♦ Part 2 ♦♦♦ Part 3 ♦♦♦ Part 4

The Hydraulic Fracturing Process (HF): Real Concern or Misdirected Focus Concerning Threats to Drinking Water Supplies (DWS) from the National Park Service, US Department of the Interior (2.5 MB file size)

CaRDI Report - The Economic Consequences of Marcellus Shale Gas Extraction: Key Issues A Research Project sponsored by the Cornell University Department of City & Regional Planning

The Marcellus Multiplier, Powering Pennsylvania's Supply Chain, by Marcellus Shale Coalition.

Chief Oil & Gas Video explaining their approach to natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale.

American Petroleum Institute Workshop on Commitment to Excellence in Hydraulic Fracturing, October 4-5, 2011, Omni William Penn, Pittsburgh, PA.

EIA Energy Kids - Natural Gas from the Energy Information Administration

Video Animation: Horizontal Drilling & Fracking Process

Natural Gas in Garrett County - Fact Sheet

Annotated Code of Maryland (Statutes)

Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)

Seismic Testing Regulations (Maryland COMAR)

Industry Guidance - Gas Well Drilling/Completion - Large Water Volume Fracture Treatments by West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Office of Oil and Gas, January 8, 2010

Modern Shale Gas Development in the United States: A Primer (April 2009).  U.S. Department of Energy; Office of Fossil Energy; National Energy Technology Laboratory  Full Report (>5 MB)        Part 1 (440 KB)          Part 2 (525 KB)         Part 3 (620 KB)          Part 4 (435 KB)          Part 5 (520 KB)         Part 6 (680 KB)         Part 7 (670 KB)          Part 8 (570 KB)         Part 9 (450 KB)          Part 10 (520 KB)

Penn State University Cooperative Extension Marcellus Shale Website This site has extensive information about Marcellus shale natural gas development in Pennsylvania.

Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach & Research (MCOR)

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