Marcellus Shale Opportunities

Formed about 380 million years ago and believed to hold trillions of cubic feet of natural gas, the Marcellus Shale is a deep geologic formation that covers more than 95,000 square miles through parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. This formation has long been considered prohibitively expensive to access, but recent advances in drilling technology and rising natural gas prices have attracted new interest in this previously untapped reserve. With the core area underlying about 60% of the state, the Marcellus Shale can represent tremendous opportunities for Pennsylvania: clean-burning, domestically-produced energy; jobs in the natural gas industry and associated businesses; and economic benefits to individuals and communities across the Commonwealth.

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Westmoreland County is situated at the heart of the Marcellus Shale offering direct north/south and east/west access via Interstates 70 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) located at New Stanton. Our team of economic development professionals is available to assist you with important decisions regarding site selection, planning, financing, and other business needs. We have the resources needed to familiarize you with our region, from its prime locations and developed industrial properties to office space needs.

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