Demand for drilling permits in western Pa. shale surpasses expectations

09/2/2009 | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Drilling activity in western Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale continues to increase, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection. "We anticipated we would issue 700 Marcellus Shale drilling permits for the year, but we surpassed that figure before midyear," said spokesman Tom Rathbun.

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