Delmarva Power is a utility company serving over a half million residents throughout the state of Delaware. Some 124,000 of those residents also purchase natural gas from Delmarva, and the price they pay for natural gas is plunging 14.4% thanks to the Marcellus Shale and the miracle of hydraulic fracturing. And no, there is no Marcellus drilling in Delaware! The shale gas comes from Pennsylvania and other states.
This is just one (of many) examples of how shale gas benefits everyone—not just energy companies and the landowners who allow drilling on their land and the hundreds of thousands who have jobs because of drilling. Natural gas customers are big beneficiaries too.