Two articles have been published recently that highlight growing interest in the Utica shale formation in West Virginia. Typically, northern and northcentral West Virginia have been attractive because of the prolific Marcellus formation. Now, drillers are moving quickly to develop the state's lower Utica shale resources:
Utica Shale Rush Comes to W.Va.
The Wheeling Intelligencer, April 13, 2014
Utica's Next Frontier Moving To West Virginia, Pennsylvania
NGI Shale Daily, March 26, 2014