USGS: Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the Devonian Marcellus Shale of the Appalachian Basin Province, 2011
Fact Sheet 2011-3092 for the US Geological Survey report on amount of shale gas resources in the Marcellus Shale.
Water Resources and Natural Gas Production from the Marcellus Shale
A United States Geological Report concludes that the environmental impact of drilling in the Marcellus Shale is poorly understood. May 2009.
Natural Gas Drilling in the Marcellus Shale
A Congressional Research Service Report, September 2009.
The Drillers Are Coming
Scientific American reports on the Marcellus gas play. By Mark Fischetti, 2010.
Geology News Earth Science Current Events
Geology.com articles on the Marcellus Shale. August 2010.
Development of Unconventional Hydrocarbon Resources in the Appalachian Basin: Workshop Summary
National Academies of Science. Anne Linn, Rapporteur; Committee on the Development of Unconventional Hydrocarbon Resources in the Appalachian Basin; Committee on Earth Resources; Board on Earth Sciences and Resources; Water Science and Technology Board; Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Research Council.
Above the Shale
An excerpt from “Half Full Water Futures in the Western Catskills”, it highlights the potential impact of fracking on a “pass through” community. BY Open Space Institute/Urban Design Research Seminar, Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, December 1, 2011,
Geologist Predicts ‘line of death’
A scan of the article predicting that much of the Marcellus formation doesn’t contain recoverable reserves. Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal, April 2011.
Map of the “Line of Death”
The blue line purports to show the eastern extent of recoverable gas in the Marcellus. Northeastern Pennsylvania Business Journal, April 11, 2011.
Marcellus Shale Initiative Publications Database
A compendium of scientific and academic studies, Bucknell University.