Shale Energy Law Blog
Utica and Marcellus Dubbed Most Prolific Wet Gas Play in the World
June 3, 2013
Speakers at a recent conference in Columbus, Ohio expect the Utica and Marcellus shale fields to become the most prolific source of natural-gas liquids in the world. While there is plenty of oil and gas in the ground, producers are restrained by the current infrastructure in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. The construction of multiple cracker facilities for processing natural-gas liquids, and pipelines to transport gas and oil, is needed in order for the region to reach its full potential. Industry spokesmen say that there is potential for the play to produce 500,000 barrels per day of natural-gas liquids by 2018.