Marcellus Shale continues to gain momentum

New data from energy industry experts and the federal government bodes well for the Marcellus Shale. Four years ago the Marcellus Shale under West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio was just starting to gain attention, and now the new data says it's about to become the most productive natural gas field in the United States. Last month, the combined output from Pennsylvania and West Virginia wells was about 7.4 billion cubic feet per day, according to an analyst at Bentek Energy. That's more than double the numbers from last April and shows no signs of slowing down.