Marcellus Shale Research Paper

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The Marcellus Shale is located in Pennsylvannia and is 9,000 feet below the suface around some part of the Appalachian basin. It is 500 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The whole importance of the Marcellus Shale is the it yeilds gasoline for our country. It was yeilding 14.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day in 2015. Some of the issues surrounding the shale are: drilling and pipelining can be harmful for the water in the area, wildlife in the area will leave, and legal issues such as land leasing for gas development and possible property damage. ⦁ The map of the Marcellus Shale. ⦁ To penetrate more fracture the use horizontal drilling. Doing so they are capable of drilling millions of cubic feet of gas. ⦁ Issues in the environment

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