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Colorado has a long history of oil and gas development and is home to several major oil and gas basins, including the Denver & Julesburg, Raton, San Juan and Piceance Basins, and the Niobrara, Pierre and Hillard-Baxter-Mancos shale plays. Recently, the United States Geological Survey revised its estimate of undiscovered, technically recoverable shale gas in the Mancos shale play within the Piceance Basin upward to 66.3 trillion cubic feet. Some industry representatives maintain that even this estimate understates the resource’s potential.
Illinois contains the largely untapped New Albany Shale, an approximately 60,000-square mile shale formation located partially in Southeastern Illinois within the Illinois Basin.
Nevada is home to the Chainman Shale formation, which sits primarily in the eastern central region of Nevada within the Big Sand Spring Valley. The formation contains both oil and gas and covers about 20 million acres.
Although the Marcellus and Utica shale plays at the center of the shale gas development boom extend well into New York, and the State maintains an established regulatory program for oil and gas exploration and production operations, hydraulic fracturing had been the subject of a de facto moratorium in New York since 2008.
In North Carolina, assessment of potential shale gas resources is ongoing. The United States Geological Survey believes that there may be commercially viable reserves in portions of the Deep River Basin and the Dan River Basin.
North Dakota is America’s second-largest oil producing state due to the rich Bakken and Three Forks Formations. North Dakota natural gas production hit a record high in March 2018 when the state produced more than 2.1 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas.
Oklahoma contains extensive natural gas reserves across its Anadarko, Arkoma, and Ardmore basins. The Woodford Shale, the state’s largest shale formation, straddles the Ardmore Basin and the Arkoma Basin. In 2011, the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimated that the Woodford Shale contained up to 22.2 trillion cubic feet of technically recoverable natural gas.
The Utica shale play covers central, northeastern, and eastern Ohio, including the cities of Columbus and Cleveland; the Marcellus shale play covers Ohio’s eastern border and extends into West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York.
West Virginia lies over the Marcellus Shale formation, and the far western edge of the state also lies over the Devonian Shale formation. The Utica Shale formation lies below the Marcellus formation and is just beginning to be developed in West Virginia.
Wyoming’s natural gas production primarily occurs in the conventional and tight gas sand reservoirs in the Greater Green River Basin and the unconventional (coal bed natural gas) reservoirs in the Powder River Basin.
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