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USGS Shale Gas Reports Shows Increase, Contradicts Other Studies

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Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2011 3:33 pm

This week the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released a report on the amount of recoverable natural gas in the Marcellus Shale (an area that runs from West Virginia north through New York).  The report estimated that the shale deposit has approximately 84 trillion cubic feet of recoverable gas. In 2002 the USGS reported that amount to be only 2 trillion. That’s a pretty large increase since the last report was issued, and is likely great news for the natural gas industry, as well as the United States’ energy future.

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