Utica Shale Drilling for Natural Gas Comes to Pennsylvania in a Big Way

Date: December 16, 2014

Everyone knows about the Marcellus Shale natural gas reserves which are being fracked throughout Pennsylvania.  Marcellus refers to the level within the ground at which natural gas is trapped in shale formations.  The shale is “fracked” releasing the natural gas to flow to the surface for harvesting.  Of course the natural gas production from the Marcellus level has been historic in volume and continuing amount of reserves.

The Utica natural gas reserve is found below the Marcellus Shale level.  The Utica reserve is more difficult to harvest because of its depth.  Additionally, many experts believed that the Utica reserve presented its best opportunities for production in Ohio.

News today reveals that Pennsylvania is a hot bed for Utica production.  Range Resources has tapped a horizontal well in Washington County.  This Utica well is producing a RECORD amount of natural gas from a Utica site surpassing the previous record holding well site in Ohio.  To date the well is producing enough natural gas in one month to meet  the energy needs of approximately 25.000 homes.  Truly amazing stuff.

With the Utica level of exploration now underway in Pennsylvania, its only a matter of time that more drilling and exploration takes place state wide.  Once natural gas prices stabilize expect tremendous growth in this sector of the energy business.

Joe Price
Attorney Joe Price is a seasoned Trial Lawyer serving Northeast, Central and Southeast Pennsylvania for the past forty (40) years. He has handled serious personal injury cases in courts throughout the Federal system including New Jersey and New York. Attorney Price is A.V. Rated by Martindale Hubble. He is Board Certified in Civil Practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1996.