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Geologic Map of Western Maryland
January 17, 2013 | Maryland Geological Survey

“The “Geological Map of Garrett, Allegany and western Washington Counties in Maryland” is the first comprehensive geologic map of the region published in more than 50 years. [...] As residential, commercial and recreational development increases in the western portion of the State, and with the potential for the Marcellus Shale to serve as a natural gas resource, the updated map will provide necessary information on the geologic factors that affect and guide decisions about the wise use of the landscape and natural resources.” Quoted from the MGS press release.


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Gas from the Upper Devonian
August 6, 2013 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Most of the drilling in western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia has targeted the Marcellus Shale and the Utica Shale. Most of these wells penetrate the Upper Devonian, which also has the potential of producing natural gas. Now a few companies are starting to drill the Upper Devonian and are finding some success.

How Much of Our Natural Gas is from Shale?
February 11, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
The Energy Information Administration recently published their annual Liquid Fuels and Natural Gas in the Americas report. It includes an interesting chart showing that in 2012, shale formations accounted for about 40% of the United States' natural gas production.

Natural Gas Liquids and the Marcellus Shale
September 10, 2013 | Penn State Extension
Penn State Extension has a recorded webinar and PowerPoint presentation that explains natural gas liquids as they relate to the Marcellus Shale and related economic development. Related: What is the Marcellus Shale?


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