L.R. Kimball Joins Marcellus Shale Coalition

PL.R. Kimball announced its membership in the Marcellus Shale Coalition. L.R. Kimball is now one of more than 75 organizations dedicated to all aspects related to the extraction of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale geological formation in Pennsylvania.

As the industry creates innovative ways to access Marcellus Shale, the region's energy, environmental and economic stakeholders consistently call on L.R. Kimball to serve as a pacesetting consultant. With offices all along the Marcellus Shale "fairway" through Pennsylvania, L.R. Kimball has been supplying consulting and engineering services to oil and gas industry stakeholders throughout the commonwealth for nearly 60 years. The company's experts have worked closely with exploration and development firms, legislators and community leaders throughout the state, providing a full range of engineering, environmental, geotechnical drilling, surveying, mapping and consulting services.

"L.R. Kimball is proud to be part of an organization with more than 75 partners dedicated to examining the issues surrounding the Marcellus Shale initiative," said Jack Lerch, senior vice president with L.R. Kimball. "Our membership in the Marcellus Shale Coalition presents a great opportunity to learn from other coalition members about challenges and opportunities, and to apply our six decades of knowledge and project management expertise in Pennsylvania to move the initiative forward."

Members of the Marcellus Shale Coalition work throughout Pennsylvania to address issues among regulators, government officials and residents surrounding all the aspects of drilling and extracting natural gas from the large geologic formation that underlies two-thirds of Pennsylvania, as well as portions of New York, West Virginia, Ohio, Virginia, along with smaller portions of Tennessee, Maryland and Kentucky. Geoscientists have estimated the formation holds 50 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas – enough fuel to supply the entire United States for two years.