The Marcellus Shale region is expansive, stretching from upstate New York through Pennsylvania to West Virginia. It’s an exciting time to live and work in the area. SPONSORED CONTENT
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The Marcellus Shale region is expansive, stretching from upstate New York through Pennsylvania to West Virginia. It’s an exciting time to live and work in the area. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the region is estimated to contain more than 410 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The demand for natural gas has put this section of the U.S. on the map. Showing their confidence in the future of Marcellus Shale, many small and large energy companies are making sizable investments in the area.
Pennsylvania’s economy is largely supported by the oil and natural gas industry, with 4.7 percent of Pennsylvania total employment stemming from this industry, according to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers study. Natural Resources Economics, Inc. predicts that full development of the Marcellus Shale could support more than 211,000 Pennsylvania fracking jobs by 2020. We are committed to supporting the Marcellus Shale region along with other emerging energy hotbeds throughout North America.
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About the Author
Paul Raiford is Director of Energy Services for Williams Scotsman.