Marcellus Shale Photos in 2013

Compilation of Hundreds of MARCELLUS AIR aerial photos of the Marcellus Shale Infrastructure Buildout in 3 States

Long before most people were even aware of the Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale buildout, that had already been underway for several years, this collection of hundreds of photos, from seven flights over 3 states (Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania) in 2013, will further reveal the shale gas production and infrastructure that had already been built.

Steve and Bob flew over the Marcellus shale from east to west, and north to south, to obtain this one-of-a-kind exclusive collection of photos!

In addition to viewing over 500 photos here you can also watch an 18-minute high-resolution YouTube video (bring your own music and popcorn) to see a slideshow of the same images. While the photos are all high resolution, you will find some haze and blur, due to air quality and flight conditions at the time. Most images are embedded with GPS coordinates and other information, and appear in no particular order.

Below is a sampling of this collection of Marcellus Shale photos:

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On October 18, the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee reported out several bills, including legislation to deny counties Act 13 drilling impact fee revenue, if only 99% of the land in their county is available for shale gas drilling. Senate Bill 1331 (Yaw-R-Lycoming) would deny counties revenue from the Act 13 drilling impact fee if they ban fracking on county-owned lands.  This bill is in reaction to a ban Allegheny County enacted for its park land earlier this year which makes up less than 1 percent of the land area in the county.  But the big picture is this– 99% of land remaining in the County could be leased for shale gas drilling, but that’s not enough, apparently.  Read more here. Sen. Carolyn Comitta (D-Chester), Minority Chair of the Committee, said, “I will be voting no. Local leaders who want to protect their natural resources, park lands and communities from the potential dangers of fracking should be able to do so without being penalized. Furthermore, I do not believe it’s fair to withhold all of this funding simply because fracking is not permitted on certain lands, and in some cases these areas account for very small percentage of overall county land. This seems like a heavy handed approach to what is essentially a local control issue.”

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