Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

Shale Gas Advisory

Below Garrett County’s soil lies Marcellus Shale, a black, low density, organic shale. An estimated 500 trillion cubic feet of natural gas could be produced from the Marcellus Shale through a technical process using horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.
With environmental and human sustainability guiding all decisions, the Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative helps policy makers and regulators ensure that shale gas production will be as safe as possible, keeping public health and natural resources in mind.