Marcellus Basics

This page will provide a set of resources to educate the community about basic topics relating to Marcellus extraction and distribution. Topics will include:

  • Geology (Marcellus shale, location, natural gas content, formation)
  • Drilling and fracking (well placement, fracking, water and chemicals used)
  • Gas distribution (pipelines, customers, usage)
  • Land leasing (nature of leases, mineral rights, prevailing rates)
  • Water use (role of water in extraction, water permitting, production, fracking chemicals used)
  • Regulations (overview of federal, state, regional, local laws)