March 24, 2008

There is a huge natural gas reservoir in WVa--no need to destroy mountains, just insert a straw in the ground, more or less.

Getting ready for a gusher
Vast reservoir under state could hiss for decades

According to research released earlier this year by
Penn State University and the State University of New York at Fredonia, the
Marcellus - which stretches over 54,000 square miles, from upstate New York into
Southern West Virginia - could contain as much as 516 trillion cubic feet of
gas, though only 50 trillion can be recovered today by existing
By contrast, the nation now produces 30 trillion cubic feet per
year, and that amount has been falling.
Tapping the Marcellus could enrich
U.S. energy resources by as much as $1 trillion, the study's authors

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