Ohio has gotten most of the attention regarding tapping the Utica shale. But the Utica shale is much, much larger and extends well into Pennsylvania, New York and other states. Much of the Utica is underneath the well-publicized Marcellus shale, reports RealClearEnergy.
RealClearEnergy: "To date most of the attention has been focused on development of the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania while exploration of the Utica Shale has been limited to Ohio. What is not generally realized is that the Utica Shale is actually a much larger formation lying mostly BENEATH the Marcellus in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York and the far western portion of Maryland."
Read the whole thing, and look at the map, here.
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Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
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