Spotlight On: Utica / Marcellus Shale Plays

Posted in Oilfield Spotlight

The latest Fracking Jobs “Oilfield Spotlight” is a very simple map from Geology.com showing the Utica and Marcellus shale play boundaries.

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The green area in the above map is the geographic extent of the Utica Shale. The thin yellow line on the map outlines the geographic extent of the Marcellus Shale Gas Play. This map clearly demonstrates that the Utica Shale has a geographic extent that is much greater than the Marcellus Shale. As you can see, there are four states that have the most to gain from exploitation of the Utica Shale: West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. Unfortunately, only New York is missing out on the benefits that fracking can provide for its residents. Read more about New York’s fracking moratorium here.