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Energy from natural gas

A key natural gas development in the state is the 6,000-foot-deep Marcellus Shale rock formation, believed to contain more than 50 trillion cubic-feet of recoverable natural gas. West Virginia’s underground natural gas storage capacity accounts for about 6 percent of the U.S. total. In addition to West Virginia’s natural gas production, state infrastructure handles three times that amount from other sources.

The state is an important supplier to the Northeast during the winter months when natural gas demand peaks.