Newsmaker: William Zagorski
By Jeremy Boren
Published: Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Noteworthy: The American Association of Petroleum Geologists plans to present Zagorski with the Norman H. Foster Outstanding Explorer Award for his work in the development of Marcellus shale formation natural gas extraction. The formation is the largest producing gas field in the United States, according to Range Resources, Zagorski's employer.
Occupation: Vice president of geology for Range Resources' Marcellus shale division in Canonsburg
Background: Dubbed the “father of the Marcellus” by the Pittsburgh Association of Petroleum Geologists, Zagorski is credited with leading the team that pioneered methods to extract natural gas from the Marcellus shale formation in 2004 in Washington County.
Education: Zagorski earned a bachelor's degree and master's degree in geology from the University of Pittsburgh.
Quote: “I share this honor with a great team of geoscientists at Range that not only discovered the Marcellus, but also pioneered the Upper Devonian and Utica shales.”
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- River users hoping the Ohio can earn state honors
- Police say fellow cop arrested for drunk driving after coming to work intoxicated
- Civil justice system discourages transparency, experts say
- Newsmaker: Dr. James M. Rossetti
- 50 ‘most valuable people’ honored at Stargell banquet
- Baldwin-Whitehall board hits ‘magical line of dissatisfaction’
- Long-overdue memorial to region’s World War II vets opens
- Fans of former conservative radio hosts Quinn, Tennent support toy drive
- 2 wounded in East Hills shooting
- Pittsburgh Poison Center warns of krokodil
- Contenders for governor court region