Monday, September 5, 2016

Visual Quick Study - Fracking in New York State

Much of western New York sits atop the natural gas-rich Marcellus shale, the same formation that has made neighboring Pennsylvania one of the country’s largest natural gas producers because of high-volume hydraulic fracturing operations. The Marcellus shale, stretching from Tennessee to New York, is estimated to contain about 84 trillion cubic feet of recoverable shale gas, up to 9 trillion of which is in the Empire State.

Did You Know?
December 22nd, 2014 - New York State became the first energy-rich state to ban the method of high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, used to extract natural gas found in underground shale formations. The ban came at about the same time that the Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick officials said they’d prevent shale gas development, too.

New York State Fracking Maps

Shale Gas Deposits in the Northeast

Fracking Map

Each dot on the map below represents one natural gas well. Most existing wells were drilled using conventional drilling methods. 


Fracking Bans and Moratoria

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