Hammes et al. (2011) provide an excellent technical compilation of the geology of the Haynesville shale-gas play in east Texas and west Louisiana. However, their citation crediting Chesapeake Energy Corporation solely with the commercial discovery and naming the play is poorly founded. The article cited (Durham, 2008) does not support that conclusion beyond the fact that Chesapeake was one of the first to announce the play. Furthermore, Durham's article in the AAPG Explorer did not attempt to document the discovery of the play, but instead was an interview of companies who, at that time, had publicly announced their...

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