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.
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.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
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.
Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.