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Shale Gas 101

“The liquids-rich content of West Virginia’s Marcellus and Utica shale gas has returned West Virginia to its chemical industry roots.”

WV Energy / Natural Resources

“This webpage has been developed to answer the many questions that people have about shale gas and hydraulic fracturing (or fracking). The information provided below explains the basics, including what shale gas is, where it’s found, why it’s important, how it’s produced, and challenges associated with production.”

Explore US DOE’s “Shale Gas 101” Website includes numerous links to Shale Gas Basics and FAQs

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