The shale gas economy in the northeast Pennsylvania Counties

Kirsten Hardy, Timothy W. Kelsey

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More than half of the Marcellus Shale wells drilled in Pennsylvania through 2013 are within six counties of the Northern Tier, which account for four of Pennsylvania’s top five drilling counties. These counties overwhelmingly are rural, with low population densities and relatively small economies. Unlike the Marcellus Shale counties in southwest Pennsylvania, they lack past gas and coal development, so the activity is fundamentally different than what they have experienced. This chapter explores the economic impacts occurring within the Northern Tier counties. Due to their relatively small population size, such changes are relatively more visible than if the economies were larger.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEconomics of Unconventional Shale Gas Development
Subtitle of host publicationCase Studies and Impacts
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783319114996
ISBN (Print)9783319114989
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • General Social Sciences


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