David G. Hill

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In 1821, a shallow well drilled in the Devonian age shale ushered in a new era for the United States when natural gas was produced, transported and sold to local establishments in the town of Fredonia, New York. Following this discovery, hundreds of shallow shale wells were drilled along the Lake Erie shoreline and eventually several shale gas fields were(More)
Though New York's first shale well was drilled in 1821, shale has not been a major contributor to natural gas production in the state. Recent price increases and the development of more efficient drilling and completion technology now make these rocks attractive for exploration. The resource in New York is significant: Previous estimates of the state's(More)
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