Welcome to the Marcellus Shale/Utica Legislation Section! The Marcellus/Utica Shale encompasses over 95,000 square miles across portions of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia, as well as part of Quebec, Canada.

With so many areas being affected by Marcellus Shale, the legislation regarding drilling, fracking and exploration can vary greatly depending on the state, county and/or local municipality. The sections below will provide information on state and local legislators, as well as area moratoriums on drilling.

Be sure to check out the latest Legislative News tab on the side of the Legislation pages! It contains current informative articles on legislation in Marcellus/Utica regions.

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Ethane Cracker Plant

Shell recently announced that they will be building a $6 billion ethane cracker plant near Pittsburgh. This plant will boost employment, economic development, and commercial real estate, while encouraging more shale drilling throughout the region.


The upcoming construction of the new multi-billion dollar Shell ethane cracker plant in Beaver County, PA, means that there are unlimited opportunities for everyone who is involved in any aspect of regional business development. Marcellus Utica Connection is seeking strategic partners to launch marketing initiatives and connect the different industries that will most benefit during this time of unprecedented growth.