This Fact Sheet provides basic analysis of state tax information between the years of 2004-2012 as reported by the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. The Fact Sheet updates similar analysis conducted in previous years, and provides a more current perspective on Marcellus shale activity and state taxes. The data continue to show distinct differences between counties with Marcellus Shale gas drilling and those without, and that major economic benefits from Marcellus shale development are going to local residents, regardless of the presence of ‘non-local’ workers.