The Marcellus Shale: Challenges For Tomorrow

Law360, New York (April 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- There has been unprecedented activity and movement forward in the development and exploration of natural gas in the eastern part of the United States over the last two to three years.

Advances in exploration technology and high natural gas prices combined to form a perfect storm resulting in landmen racing to secure rights to the newest natural gas play in this part of the United States, the Marcellus shale.

With the continuing development and refinement of hydrofracing methods as a means of extracting natural gas and...
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