Marcellus Shale Not as Full of Gas as We Thought

Geologists amend hypothesis of amount of gas contained in the Marcellus Shale

The Marcellus Shale has been the subject of a great deal of recent public discourse. Whether people were talking about the dangers of fracking, the exploitation of animated dinosaurs in marketing campaigns, or the legal and economic ramifications of taking advantage of the Marcellus Shale energy potential, people have been focused on the issue. Now, geologists have come out and reduced the estimated amount of gas contained in the rock formation by 80 percent. Did someone forget to carry a one? Or a 326 trillion? [New York Times]