Fever for drilling Marcellus Shale hits Pa. township:

06/23/2008 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The owners of an office park in the township of Marshall, Pa., are considering opening their site to drillers eager to tap the natural gas of the Marcellus Shale. The township's commissioners are considering allowing drilling on 150 acres of public land now used as a park and for township buildings. By some estimates, the Marcellus could hold 500 trillion cubic feet of gas, but getting at it previously seemed too expensive.

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