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Marcellus Pipeline Formation

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The current network of pipelines in the Marcellus Shale region for example is currently insufficient to handle the full production potential that the area actually contains. More pipelines need to be added before production can completely ramp up otherwise the infrastructure would be overwhelmed.

Part of the reason for this delay in pipeline production is due to the fact that initially the Marcellus formation’s abundance of natural gas was significantly underestimated. In addition advances in drilling technology, especially in the areas of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing have resulted in a much better output for new wells. While the old, small infrastructure of pipelines may have been able to handle a low number of wells with
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