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Marcellus shale reserves may be underreported

By Bob Downing Published: August 10, 2012

On Aug. 2, Adam Sieminski, the administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration, testified that the Marcellus shale reserves may be larger than has been reported.

He told Congress: "I think it's possible we'll find, as production data begins to come in -- Pennsylvania is a state that has significant lags in reporting of production data -- we will begin to see those numbers inching up."

In January, the EIA estimated the Marcellus "technically recoverable resource" at 141 trillion cubic feet — that includes proved reserves plus unproven resource that it is believed existing technology could extract.

In June, the agency said that due to the fact that most producing wells are in two small areas in northeast Pennsylvania and southwest Pennsylvania-northern West Virginia, the  total estimates in the Marcellus shale are highly uncertain.

Click  here  to read his testimony.




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Utica and Marcellus shale web sites

Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management State agency Web site.

ODNR Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management. State drilling permits. List is updated weekly.

ODNR Division of Geological Survey.

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Ohio State University Extension.

Ohio Farm Bureau.

Ohio Oil and Gas Association, a Granville-based group that represents 1,500 Ohio energy-related companies.

Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program.

Energy In Depth, a trade group.

Marcellus and Utica Shale Resource Center by Ohio law firm Bricker & Eckler.

Utica Shale, a compilation of Utica shale activities.

Landman Report Card, a site that looks at companies involved in gas and oil leases.FracFocus, a compilation of chemicals used in fracking individual wells as reported voluntarily by some drillers.

Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.

Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.

Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.

National Geographic's The Great Shale Rush.

The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.

Buckeye Forest Council.

Earthjustice, a national eco-group.

Stop Fracking Ohio.

People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.

Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.

No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.

Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.

Penn State Marcellus Center.

Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.

Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.