Bob Downing

The Pennsylvania-based Marcellus Shale Coalition reported this week that Marcellus shale wells in Beaver County next to the Ohio line have not been overly productive.

But deeper Utica shale wells in Beaver County have been "very productive," said Kathryn Klaber, president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, a pro-drilling group based in Canonsburg, Pa.

The Marcellus shale in eastern Ohio is very thin and not overly productive. That's why drillers are more interested on Ohio's Utica shale.