How Hydraulic Fracture mining works or "Fracking":
Marcellus Shale - "Named for a distinctive outcrop near the village of Marcellus, New York in the United States, it extends throughout much of the Appalachian Basin."
Marcellus Shale Coalition
Marcellus Shale - Appalachian Basin Natural Gas Play
New research results surprise everyone on the potential of this well-known Devonian black shale.
Marcellus-Shale.us "Your top Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling Source"
Department of Environmental Conservation New York
Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) for natural gas exploration in the Marcellus Shale
Critics question Marcellus Shale gas researcher... via Associated Press
"...Timothy Considine was lead author on a shale gas report recently issued by the University at Buffalo and a previous report from Penn State University. Critics say both reports presented research in misleading ways and failed to fully disclose funding sources..."
Natural Resources Defense Council
"The rapid expansion of natural gas drilling across the nation endangers human health and the environment."
**Utica Shale found below Marcellus belt
Haynesville Shale - "The Haynesville Shale is an informal, popular name for a rock formation that underlies large parts of southwestern Arkansas, northwest Louisiana, and East Texas."
Louisiana Dept of Natural Resources
"What is Haynesville Shale all about?"
"All things pertaining to leasing, drilling, production, and mineral rights"
"The Haynesville Shale, is a black, organic-rich shale of Upper Jurassic age that underlies much of the Gulf Coast area of the United States. "Haynesville Shale" is a drillers term for shale rock units within the Haynesville Formation."
Haynesville Shale rig count, operator or leaseholder name, gase prices etc.
Haynesville Play information
Louisiana Gas and Oil Association
Bossier Shale - "The Haynesville/Bossier Shale is a hydrocarbon producing geological formation that may be capable of deliverying large amounts of gas. It is located in East Texas and Western Louisiana. The core counties appear to be Panola, Harrison and Shelby."
Bossier Shale play and Haynesville play relatively
Bossier Shale: The Natural Gas Source The Market Doesn't Need
Presentation on Bossier Shale
Bossier Shale Drill Rig Counts
University of Texas Libarary
High Resolution maps (in .pdf format) of Bossier Shale Play
RSS capture for all things shale hydraulic fracture mining
The Haynesville Play (Bossier Data)
Comprehensive drill and acre count for Bossier shale play
Barnett Shale "The Barnett Shale is known as a "tight" gas reservoir, indicating that the gas is not easily extracted. The shale is very hard, and it was virtually impossible to produce gas in commercial quantities from this formation until recent improvements were made in hydraulic fracturing technology and horizontal drilling, and there was an upturn in the natural gas price."
Barnett Shale Maps
"A collection of maps and charts of the Barnett Shale natural gas bearing formation in north central Texas from a variety of sources.These maps and charts are displayed for educational purposes only. Some of the maps may be incomplete or out of date."
Powell Shale Digest
"The Powell Shale Digest (formerly the Powell Barnett Shale Newsletter) of news and research provides current information on the technology and events in major U.S. shale plays including, but not limited to, the Bakken/Three Forks, Barnett, Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, Haynesville/Bossier, Marcellus, Monterey, Niobrara, Tuscaloosa Marine, and Utica, as well as other issues that impact the oil and gas industry."
(I realize only four are listed, but that's what's listed on Chesapeake Energy Corporation's website.)