• The United States has one of the largest supplies of energy resources in the world. Almost all future growth of the nation’s natural gas production capacity is expected to come from shale gas.

  • The Marcellus shale play is one of the largest gas fields in the world.

  • West Virginia’s underground natural gas storage capacity including more than 30 facilities developed in depleted oil and gas fields accounts for about six percent of the United States total – making West Virginia an important supplier to the Northeast region during winter months when natural gas demands peak.

  • Natural gas meets 28 percent of the United States' energy demand.