DLP Fights for Natural Gas Drilling Workers Injured on the Job

Gas drilling
Date: July 29, 2021

Marcellus Shale is a black sedimentary rock that consists of carbon. This type of rock is low in density and is located approximately a mile under the ground. According to Geology.com, natural gas can be found in three ways in Marcellus Shale as “in the pores and vertical fractures of the shale” as well as saturated into mineral grains and organic matter. Marcellus Shale can be found in the states of Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. However, Pennsylvania, particularly northeast and central, is rich in Marcellus Shale as the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research suggests that 75 percent of the state is covered in this rock. As a result, Pennsylvania has become the second-largest natural gas producer in America!

Contact an Experienced Gas Drilling Injury Attorney

 The fracking industry is very prominent in the state of Pennsylvania. If you or a loved one has been injured on the job due to gas drilling, please contact our experienced trial lawyers at Dougherty, Leventhal & Price, LLP. DLP has been representing victims residing in the Marcellus Shale region for over fourteen years! Remember: Injury? Call DLP!!! (570) C-A-L-L-D-L-P.

Works Cited

“Geologic Cross Section.” Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research, 2021, http://www.marcellus.psu.edu/resources-maps-graphics-videos.html#:~:text=Found%20as%20deep%20as%209%2C000,nearly%2075%20percent%20of%20Pennsylvania. Accessed 20 July 2021.

King, Hobart. “Marcellus Shale- Appalachian Basin Natural Gas Play.” Geology.com, 2021, https://geology.com/articles/marcellus-shale.shtml. Accessed 20 July 2021.

“Pennsylvania State Energy Profile.” U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2020, https://www.eia.gov/state/print.php?sid=PA#:~:text=Pennsylvania%20State%20Energy%20Profile&text=Pennsylvania’s%20marketed%20natural%20gas%20production,natural%20gas%20producer%20after%20Texas. Accessed 20 July 2021.

Tara Lynott
Intern, Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP