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Six Pennsylvania counties produce 85 percent of natural gas

By Bob Downing Published: October 1, 2012

For the first six months of 2012, more than 85 percent of Pennsylvania's production of Marcellus shale natural gas came from six counties: Bradford, Susquehanna, Lycoming, Tioga, Washington and Greene counties.

Bradford County is No. 1 and produced 234 million MCF of natural gas or 26 percent of the state total, the Marcellus Drilling News reported.

Susquehanna County is No. 2 with 188 million MCF or 21 percent.

The top-producing energy companies is Chesapeake Energy Corp. with 21 percent of the state's production.

No. 2 is Cabot Oil and Gas Corp. with 12 percent.

Talisman Energy USA Inc. is No. 3 with 11 percent.

A total of 59 companies are listed in the state records.

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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.