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Key Indicators for Understanding Our Region

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Environment / Marcellus Shale Drilling

No subject has attracted the attention of the Pittsburgh Region as has the explosion of interest in deep-well gas drilling into the Marcellus Formation; a shale formation thousands of feet below the land surface. Reports will be available here and up-dated annually. Regional activity outside the boundaries of Pennsylvania will be similarly reported as well as other contextual information as it becomes available.


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Data source(s):

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Rig Reports

COUNTY These data represent county boundary regional definitions.

Rig reports are issued monthly.

Counties not appearing on the chart have no permits issued for the reporting period.