Natural Gas Shales


GIS Dataset Title Area Underlain by Natural Gas Shales, Susquehanna River Basin
Dataset Description Polygon dataset representing the area underlain by shales with the potential for natural gas extraction in the Susquehanna River Basin. This dataset includes the estimated subsurface extent within the Susquehanna River Basin of the Marcellus, Utica-Antes, Burket, Geneseo, Mandata, Middlesex, Needmore, and Rhinestreet Shales combined. To depict potential natural gas shale area within the Susquehanna River Basin, only display formations with a 'Yes' attribute for the field "GAS_SHALE".
Date 2011
Scale 1:250,000
Agency Compiled by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission based on data from the New York State Museum and New York State Geological Survey, United States Geologic Survey (USGS), and Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA DCNR) Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey.
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