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Sunday Sit-Down: Kathryn Klaber

May 1, 2011
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

You're right to point out that Marcellus Shale has become more of a household term, and as soon as that's happened ... it's probably just as important to talk about the Utica Shale, which is a deeper formation that holds a tremendous amount (of natural gas) and has a footprint that's even larger than the 95,000 square miles of the Marcellus. The Panhandle of West Virginia and where we're sitting right now (Canonsburg, Pa.) is very much in the center of all that gas and the ability to tap gas, to break up the very tight shale rock and liberate that natural gas has really changed how we, as a country, are looking at our energy prospects and what are the opportunities that come to us from a competitiveness standpoint, from an energy security and the associated geopolitical ramifications of that, and here we are right in the middle of it where we can have the benefit of both using that gas locally without transportation charges ... and also the associated economic and the responsibilities that come with developing it locally.

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