Understanding the Environmental Impact

Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Stewardship:
Understanding the Environmental Impact

A Temple University Summit


The Marcellus Shale formation is around 7,500 feet deep and covers 50% of Pennsylvania along with the neighboring states of West Virginia, Maryland, and New York. Recent estimates of the amount of natural gas recoverable using newly developed horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing methods approach 50 trillion cubic feet, a volume that could supply the entire United States for about two years. The extraction of natural gas from the formation has attracted great attention within the last year due to environmental concerns.

Please join us for a one-day summit on the issues related to utilization of this natural resource. A wide range of experts representing environmental groups, government, industry and scientists will discuss the various aspects of gas drilling. The summit will include lectures, panel discussions, and poster sessions.




When: 9 AM to 4 PM, Thursday March 18th, 2010.

Where: Walk Auditorium, Temple University
13th street and Montgomery, Philadelphia PA 19122



Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering
Temple University
1947 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122