Marcellus Shale in my back yard, v 1.0, March 11, 2008 Huge, high pressure pocket of gas at 4500 ft. Thanks to the new, pro-drilling PA laws, I don't even get any free gas. It's more than 200 ft. from my house. 305 to be exact. It burned for 3 days. At well head price, they figure $40,000 a day to melt the snow off my driveway. Jan. 5, 2010, the drilling rig is back to drill the other 3000 ft they originally intended. Seems the pocket burning here gave out and the well stopped producing.