Eyes of natural gas industry on Pa., Marcellus

October 16, 2010 (Buffalo News, buffalonews.com). "The eyes of the world are back on Pennsylvania as part of a transformation, I believe, in energy policy," Scott Perry, director of the state's Bureau of Oil and Gas Management, said this week at Penn State University's Marcellus Summit conference, co-sponsored by the IOGCC.

From controversy over methane-tainted water in the small northeastern Pennsylvania town of Dimock, to the legislative tussle over an extraction tax, to a close watch on regulatory moves in Harrisburg, how the state proceeds on many fronts related to the Marcellus Shale formation has the potential to affect the industry's future elsewhere.

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Members of IOGCC's Shale Gas Directors' Task Force (SGD) briefed stakeholders about the regulatory perspective of shale gas development at the Summit.
To learn more about shale gas production in IOGCC member states visit the Shale Gas state progress map. Fact sheets about Shale Gas production, authored by the SGD, are available here.