Marcellus & Utica Shale
Fueling the natural gas revolution
Pennsylvania has been instrumental in the oil and gas industry from the moment Colonel Edwin Drake successfully drilled the first 70-foot oil well in Crawford County in 1859. Today, the state’s energy resources — which include both the Marcellus and Utica shale formations — present multidimensional opportunities for new economic growth and their potential is driving Pennsylvania into a modern-day industrial revolution.
Download the FactsheetUnderneath nearly two-thirds of the state lies the key to the future of the energy industry in Pennsylvania, one that has already created thousands of jobs and is credited for saving consumers billions of dollars in energy bills.
Tapping into homegrown resources unlocked by new technology.
The shale gas boom positively impacts both consumers and the economy.
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