The Marcellus Shale play lies below Northern Appalachia. Pittsburgh is unique in that it is surrounded by fracking on all sides. This research note investigates how much this metropolitan statistical area is capturing value from this industry by (1) mapping the locations where fracking is occurring, (2) investigating which companies are responsible for the drilling, and (3) reporting how many jobs the industry is providing. The hope is that other academics and practitioners find the data in the tables and maps useful for further research.

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