The Marcellus Shale, a formation that runs from the southern tier of New York, through the western portion of Pennsylvania into the eastern half of Ohio and through Maryland and West Virginia, is estimated to hold 1000 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.
Shale drilling is a safe, effective and environmentally sound way to produce clean-burning natural gas. Chief has been drilling and producing clean natural gas from shale for more than a decade, and we are proud of our environmental record as well as the way in which we have efficiently and responsibly managed water and other natural resources. Chief Oil & Gas has worked closely with all regulatory agencies to ensure that drilling is conducted in a way that will not have a detrimental impact on the region's natural resources. Read more.
Development of the Marcellus Shale will also provide significant economic benefits for the Appalachian Basin. It will increase gross state product, create new jobs and provide money for new businesses, schools, and roads. Landowners who lease their property will also earn royalties on gas produced from their land. Read More.
Uniontown, Pennsylvania, June 20, 2008