Kentucky and fracking
New Albany Shale, Illinois Basin
The Devonian-Mississippian New Albany Shale produces gas in the southeast Illinois Basin in Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky. The New Albany has been a gas producer in this area for more than 100 years, but recent higher gas prices and improved well completion technology have increased drilling activity. Wells are 250 to 2000 feet deep. The gas is described as having a mixed biogenic and thermogenic origin.
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