Drillers target huge natural gas field under Appalachia

‘Horizontal drilling’? Reminds me of the old Simpsons episode where Burns employed the technique of ‘slant drilling’ to steal oil from the school. If you’re drilling sideways, who keeps tabs on the property rights? — PID

Feb 4, 2008 (AP) — Geologists and energy companies have known for decades about the gas in the Marcellus Shale, but only recently have figured out a possible — though expensive — way to extract it from the thick black rock about 6,000 feet underground. Full Report