About the Marcellus Shale
The Marcellus Shale is among the largest natural gas opportunities in the U.S. -- estimated to hold the second largest deposit of natural gas in the world. This tremendous domestic resource has the potential to supply the U.S. with clean-burning energy for more than 100 years.* The abundance of natural gas in North America is a viable answer to many domestic energy challenges. Natural gas is abundant, clean burning and capable of boosting regional economies.
Since 2006, Marcellus Shale activity in Pennsylvania has generated more than $1.6 billion in local and state tax revenue, and has supported more than 275,000 jobs statewide, according to statistics compiled by the American Petroleum Institute in 2012.
Anadarko Operating Highlights
Anadarko’s operations in North-central Pennsylvania are focused on safely producing the clean-burning natural gas found in the Marcellus Shale formation. The company holds more than 260,000 net acres in Centre, Clinton and Lycoming counties, with additional non-operated activity in Potter, Sullivan and Tioga counties. Since 2006, Anadarko and its partners have produced approximately 350 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas and have invested approximately $6 billion in Pennsylvania and Marcellus Shale activities.
Currently, Anadarko is producing more than 1 Bcf of natural gas per day (gross); that's enough energy to heat or cool more than 5 million average American homes each day.
Appalachian Shale Recommended Practices Group
In May 2012, Anadarko and 10 other large producers in the Appalachian Basin announced the creation of the Appalachian Shale Recommended Practices Group (ASRPG). This consortium developed the Recommended Standards and Practices for the Development of Natural Gas and Oil from Appalachian Shales to promote effective safety, environmental and health practices consistent with key recommendations from both the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board's (SEAB) final report issued in November 2001, and the National Petroleum Council's Prudent Development report issued in September 2011. You can learn more at www.ASRPG.org.