Publications

Special Reports and Communications published by the HEI Energy Committee and Staff are found here. HEI Energy also periodically produces Research Briefs to summarize recently published literature on a specific topic of interest. The Research Briefs are posted on our Literature Hub page. Research Reports will be published here in the future.

Potential Human Health Effects Associated with Unconventional Oil and Gas Development: A Systematic Review of the Epidemiology Literature (FINAL REPORT)

HEI Energy Research Committee

This report reviews the epidemiology research that assesses whether exposure to unconventional oil and natural gas development (UOGD) might lead to adverse health effects.

Human Exposure to Unconventional Oil and Gas Development: A Literature Survey for Research Planning (FINAL COMMUNICATION)

HEI Energy Research Committee

Communication 1 surveys the literature about environmental exposures associated with unconventional oil and natural gas development (UOGD). The Energy Research Committee conducted the survey as part of a larger effort to understand the current state of the science on UOGD exposures and their potential health effects.

Strategic Research Agenda on the Potential Impacts of 21st Century Oil and Natural Gas Development in the Appalachian Region and Beyond (Published 2015)

HEI Special Scientific Committee on Unconventional Oil and Gas Development in the Appalachian Basin

Unconventional oil and natural gas development is a driving force behind significant economic and energy policy shifts in the United States and the world today. Technological advances in development are substantially increasing energy supplies, while at the same time outpacing the scientific research that can answer questions about the development’s potential effects.