Trenton-Black River: New Natgas Rock Layer in Your Future?

You’ve heard of the Marcellus Shale layer, typically about a mile below the surface. You’ve heard of the Utica Shale layer, typically around 2 miles down. You may have heard (or read on MDN) about the Upper Devonian, located perhaps a thousand feet above the Marcellus (3-4,000 feet down). But we bet you haven’t yet heard about the Trenton-Black River limestone layer–nearly four miles down (around 20,000). According to the executive director of the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association, the Trenton-Black River may be the next big natural gas producer that the miracle of horizontal drilling and fracking unlocks in the northeast…

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