Resources and Quotes

“Accordin to Bentek Energy, LLC estimates, natural gas production in West Virginia and Pennsylvania now averages almost 4 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), more than five times as much as the average from 2004 through 2008. It accounts for over 85% of total northeastern natural gas production.” – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Pennsylvania drives Northeast natural gas production growth

The Marcellus Shale contains about 84 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, recoverable natural gas and 3.4 billion barrels of undiscovered, technically recoverable natural gas liquid. All of which is far more than thought nearly a decade ago. USGS Assessment of Gas Resources in the Marcellus Shale

In Myth vs. Fact: USGS/EIA Marcellus Data “the latest production estimates remind us that, more than ever before, the dialogue about the Marcellus Shale continues to be rightfully focused on the region’s leading role in providing clean-burning, job-creating American energy for our nation.”

Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the Devonian Marcellus Shale of the Appalachian Basin Province

“In my lifetime, this is the first real opportunity our nation has been afforded to seriously reduce our foreign dependence, while putting hundreds of thousands of Americans back to work producing clean, green, American natural gas.” – John Peterson on economic benefit of natural gas development

“It comes down to employment. Shale gas has created hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of thousands of jobs in the last five years in the United States. It’s brought $1 billion of revenue into the state government of Pennsylvania,” Yergin says. “It does have a transformative impact.” – Daniel Yergin on natural gas development

“The more natural gas the United States extracts from shale rock, the safer the country will be.” – Former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge from Shale Gas Insight

“Jobs, jobs, jobs. I cannot turn on the TV without hearing about jobs, jobs, jobs,” said state Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati during the debate over a proposed drilling tax bill, as quoted by the Associated Press. “Let’s support a jobs bill in this chamber.” CBS News