I didn't know where else to post this, but some time ago I was asked a question about international Shale Gas plays - at the time there wasn't much out there that I was aware of. This article came out in the August 1 edition of the Oil and Gas Financial Journal - a little light on the technical issues, but interesting nonetheless.
Shale Gas Article
JC and Les B,
Didn't France ban fracking?
France has put a hold on fracking but Poland is going full force. Poland has been under the thumb of the Nazis, the Communists and now the Russian natural gas monopoly. France offered to help Poland build nuclear plants, but Poland wants its own energy. Smart.
Here is a good website with news about shale around the world.