Natural Gas Online Resources

The Sullivan County Energy Task Force has worked to collect the following list of online resources to help those who are trying to understand and keep up to date with the natural gas industry.

DEP Oil and Gas Programs
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Oil and Gas Management develops policy and programs for the regulation of gas development and oversees the oil and gas permitting and inspection programs with reports on laws and regulations.

Drinking Water Interpretation Tool
Online tool provided by Penn State. Plug in the results of your water test (barium, lead manganese, etc.) and it will explain if your water meets standards and if not, how to get it back to normal.

Frac Focus
Provides information by well about depth, water and chemicals used fracturing the well. Includes almost all chemicals used to fracture a well.

National Geographic News
Articles on the gas frilling process and the effects on the environmental and economy in Pennsylvania.

Natural Gas PA
Maps, Marcellus job listings, attorney and CPA directory, video clip tours of compressor sheds and interviews, contract information for county energy task forces and environmental resources, news and blogs.

Penn State Cooperative Extension
Webinars and videos that focus on issues in the environment, economics, infrastructure, leases. Legalities, taxes and water.

Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists
Reports and other references for better understanding of the technical challenges associated with the Marcellus play

Pennsylvania Impacts Assessment
Nels Johnson’s report – Pennsylvania Energy Impacts Assessment – Report 1: Marcellus Shale Natural Gas and Wind”