The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday noted that President Barack Obama has acknowledged natural gas from shale.
Last week, the White House issued its latest report on job and that included a section on America's Natural Resources Boom.
The development of Marcellus and Utica shales and hydraulic fracturing or fracking has "led to rapidly growing domestic production and relatively low domestic prices for households and downstream industrial users," the White House said.
Shale development could trigger an economic boom, the White House said.
The Wall Street Journal says that assessment appears to the first time that Obama has favorably mentioned the Marcellus shale that is centered in Pennsylvania.
The White House announcement did mention that appropriate care must be taken with hydraulic fracturing to assure there are no health or environmental problems.
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
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