A Community Conversation on Natural Gas

Over the past few months, the Marcellus Shale Coalition asked Pennsylvanians their questions about natural gas development.
This website will answer those questions straightforwardly and honestly.

Q: What parts of PA? Is it in rural areas?


Marcellus Shale natural gas production takes place in many communities across the commonwealth. But to answer your question directly, yes, the majority of Marcellus Shale development is taking place in rural communities. The map below – courtesy of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection – overlays the Marcellus formation and Pennsylvania counties. While not every county shaded in green has a Marcellus Shale natural gas well, geologists believe that the Marcellus is beneath these areas. Additional DEP maps that depict the number of wells and permits in each county can be found by clicking HERE.


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