Marcellus Shale Reports

May 15, 2015

An Analysis of the Economic Impact of Unconventional Shale Development in Washington County, Pennsylvania (2011 to 2013)
As presented by Washington & Jefferson College Center for Energy Policy and Management at the Washington County: State of the Economy.

August 1, 2013

State of the Energy Industry - Highlights
As presented by Scott Roy, Range Resources Corporation at the Fourth Annual Washington County Energy Symposium at the 2013 Mylan Classic

May 24, 2012

Understanding the Marcellus Shale Supply Chain

Understanding the Marcellus Shale Supply Chain examines the overall supply chain as it currently exists for the Marcellus Shale development, principally located in and around Pennsylvania. This study seeks to fill a critical information gap on the nature of the supply chain, derived from the drilling and extraction of natural gas from Marcellus Shale geologic deposits.

August 30, 2011

The Economic Impact of the Value Chain of a Marcellus Shale Well

The results of a University of Pittsburgh study into the direct economic impact of operating a single Marcellus Shale well.

“This study fills a critical information gap on the impact of gas drilling and extraction from Marcellus Shale deposits deep underground. Our goal is to provide a realistic picture of the direct costs of natural gas drilling,” said Shaun M. Seydor, director of Pitt’s PantherlabWorks program at the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence.

August 24, 2011

National Assessment of Oil and Gas


Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimated a mean undiscovered natural gas resource of 84,198 billion cubic feet and a mean undiscovered natural gas liquids resource of 3,379 million barrels in the Devonian Marcellus Shale within the Appalachian Basin Province. All this resource occurs in continuous accumulations.


 July 28,2011

Governor's Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission

Governor Tom Corbett has called the Marcellus Shale natural gas play an “economic cornerstone” of the Commonwealth’s recovery from the recession, which has impacted the nation over the past four years. The development of vast natural gas resources trapped beneath more than half of Pennsylvania has created tens of thousands of new jobs, generated billions of dollars in tax and lease revenues for the Commonwealth and its citizens, infused billions of additional dollars in bonus lease and royalty payments to landowners, and significantly expanded access to clean, affordable energy sources for residential, commercial and industrial customers.


July 20, 2011


The Pennsylvania Marcellus Natural Gas Industry: Status, Economic Impacts and Future Potential

This study is the third in a series of reports (Considine, et al., 2009 and 2010) documenting the development of the Marcellus Shale and its economic impacts on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This update finds that during 2010 Pennsylvania Marcellus natural gas development generated $11.2 billion in value added or the regional equivalent of gross [...]

July 19, 2011

Shale Gas & U.S National Security

This study assesses the impact of U.S domestic shale gas development on energy security and U.S. national security. Prepared in conjunction with an energy study sponsored by the Baker Institute and supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. (Kenneth B. Medlock III, Amy Myers Jaffe, Peter Hartley)

July 24, 2009 

An Emerging Giant: Prospects and Econmic Impacts of Developing the Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Play 

Many Pennsylvanians are aware of the recent surge in natural gas leasing activity. The vast majority of citizens, however, do not fully appreciate the scale of change such development will unleash. This report educates the public on the current size, economic impacts, and future prospects of the Marcellus shale gas industry in Pennsylvania.