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........March 16th Meeting .... The Complexity of Air Permitting and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Natural Gas Industry....by T. R. Andrake, Project Manager, Tetra Tech Incorporated  
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March 16th PGS Meeting - The Complexity of Air Permitting and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Natural Gas Industry....by T. R. Andrake, Project Manager, Tetra Tech Incorporated
 

The production of natural gas in the US has dramatically increased in recent years due to technological advances used in extracting natural gas from unconventional sources and the rise in the demand. The natural gas industry is comprised of four major sectors in the process of exploration and extraction of the resource: production, processing, transmission and storage, and distribution.

This presentation will review the sources of GHGs (greenhouse gas) and provide an objective view of the potential impacts natural gas may pose to the environment.

See our speaker's abstract for more information.

  Come join us at our PGS Meetings

Our meetings start at 6:00 pm with a social hour, dinner is served at 7:00 pm and the presentation begins at 8:00 pm. Dinner will cost $30.00/person, dinner for students is $10.00; checks preferred. For this month's meeting, reservations should be emailed to pgsreservations@gmail.com, please title as "PGS Dinner Reservation", by noon, Monday, March 14th. Meeting will be held at the Fosters Restaurant, Foster Plaza Building 10, 680 Andersen Dr, Greentree. See map for our meeting place. Suggested attire is business casual. Students and guests are welcome, you need not be a member to attend our meetings and its okay to just drop by for the speaker presentation at 8 pm.

Directions:
From Pittsburgh: Parkway West to Green Tree-Crafton Exit. Bear left at exit and left again onto Mansfield Avenue West. Follow Mansfield West to the 2nd traffic light. Turn right onto Holiday Drive and proceed up the hill to Foster Plaza Building 10.

From Airport and I 79: Parkway West towards Pittsburgh, exit at Green Tree-Mt. Lebanon Exit. Turn left onto Greentree Road, make left at 1st traffic light onto Mansfield Avenue West. Follow Mansfield West to the 2nd traffic light. Turn right onto Holiday Drive and proceed up the hill to Foster Plaza Building 10.

Or go to http://maps.google.com/maps?f=l&hl=en&sll=40.440676,-80.007248&sspn=0.127773,0.22007&q=foster%27s+restaurant+and+catering&near=pittsburgh+pa&latlng=40440556,-79996111,5411451826638810477 for a map.

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PGS Dinner Meeting Fee
Attention PG's! Attend our dinner and meeting to receive a continuing education credit.
 
The PGS is proud to be an affiliated society with the AAPG .
 
 
 
 
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PGS SPRING 2016 12th ANNUAL STUDENT FIELD WORKSHOP Saturday, April 2, 2016

The Pittsburgh Geological Society invites students across our region to attend a field workshop at California University of Pennsylvania. Students will work alongside an experienced drilling contractor and field professionals to take samples of soil and water, install a monitoring well and learn the basics of field geology for environmental and engineering applications. This workshop will be held rain or shine! To reserve your space, contact Frank Benacquista, PG at fbenacquista@kuresources.com .

14th ANNUAL PGS / AEG / ASCE STUDENT NIGHT Wednesday April 20, 2016

Calling all students in the local region!
Here is your opportunity to get professional exposure for your graduate or undergraduate research, thoughtful feedback on your project from working scientists and the chance to win an award that will look great on your resume! Each of the three sponsoring societies will select one student paper (graduate or undergraduate) for oral presentation. Additional abstracts will be accepted for poster presentations. All presenters will receive certificates of recognition and appreciation, as well as complimentary dinner. The three oral presenters will each receive awards of $100, while the three top poster presenters will each receive $50. Abstracts of 300 words or less should be emailed to Dr. Tamra Schiappa at tamra.schiappa@sru.edu by Friday, March 18, 2016 for consideration.

NOTE - THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED SO YOU CAN STILL SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT FOR STUDENT NIGHT!

  Were there dinosaurs in Western Pennsylvania?  

Yes, dinosaurs walked on the land and left behind their footprints and bones, but unfortunately this evidence has been eroded away long ago. It is difficult to imagine the enormous amount of soil and rock that has been carried away by weathering processes in the 60 million years since the end of Cretaceous time. Scientists have estimated that a layer of rock over a mile thick has been eroded since the beginning of the Mesozoic Age and with it all traces of the dinosaurs.

See Dr. John Harpers more thorough explanation for more information.
 
 
 

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