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Report Estimates $10 Trillion Dollars in New Economic Activity in Shale States

West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York could benefit from more than $10 trillion dollars in new economic activity as a result of the full development of the Marcellus and Utica shale plays, according to an analysis from New York-based Kroll Bond Rating Agency that was reviewed by Business First.  Kroll’s economic prediction is based on the sale of shale gas and indirect economic benefits, such as higher employment, increased tax revenues and improved infrastructure.