The Marcellus Shale has great potential as a domestic energy source, for both natural gas and natural gas liquids, and it has already inspired widespread exploration and development across regions in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. This infographic takes a look at how the shale was formed, some of its key characteristics, and the techniques used to extract the gas.

Anatomy of Marcellus Shale
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<a href="http://www.ugcenter.com/Marcellus/Anatomy-Marcellus-Shale_100986"><img src="http://www.ugcenter.com/sites/default/files/styles/article/public/embed-images/2014/10/anatomy-of-marcellus-shale.png" ></a> <br><small>Anatomy of Marcellus Shale by <a href="http://www.hartenergy.com">Hart Energy</a>'s <a href="http://www.ugcenter.com/Shales/US/Marcellus/">Unconventional Oil and Gas Center</a></small>