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A Chesapeake Energy storage tank near Dilley, Texas. (Pat Sullivan/AP)

Chesapeake Energy rebounds after denying bankruptcy plans

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The Oklahoma City oil and gas producer has some $11.6 billion in debt and a $500 million note due next month, according to regulatory filings.
An employee works on oil pumping gear, also known as nodding donkeys or pump jacks, at an oil plant operated by MND AS in Uhrice, Czech Republic, on Monday, March 23, 2015. Oil rose as the dollar weakened for a third day, making commodities priced in the U.S. currency more attractive to investors. Photographer: Martin Divisek/Bloomberg

Billions of barrels of oil vanish in a puff of accounting smoke

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Across the American shale patch, companies are being forced to square their reported oil reserves with hard economic reality.
Aubrey McClendon, owner of American Energy Partners (F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg)

McClendon’s American Energy to buy 55 million acres in Australia

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Aubrey McClendon’s company American Energy Partners has struck four separate deals to buy 55 million acres in the McArthur Basin in Australia’s Northern Territory and is working to secure another 10 million acres there, according to an internal company memo obtained by Fuelfix.
Aubrey McClendon, CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp., is pictured during the second half of Game 6 in the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, in Oklahoma City on June 6, 2012.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Aubrey McClendon pursuing $100 million deal for drilling rights in Australia

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McClendon co-founded Chesapeake in 1989 and built it into a U.S. gas titan before his ouster in a 2013 investor revolt.
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Major MLP launches new Utica shale project with Marathon and McClendon backing

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Denver-based MarkWest Energy Partners, which is being bought my Marathon’s MPLX master-limited partnership for $14.7 billion, is leading the project through a long-term contract with the newly formed Ascent Resources — a new standalone company that was part of Aubrey McClendon’s American Energy Partners.
Aubrey McClendon, owner of American Energy Partners (F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg)

American Energy Partners units seek bond deals amid oil slump

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The slump in oil prices has prompted the units to cut spending budgets and lower production estimates, significantly increasing their debt levels relative to earnings, according to Standard & Poor’s. They’re seeking financing deals after S&P warned earlier this month that their liquidity could deteriorate significantly next year.
Former Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon (Gary Fountain/Houston Chronicle)

Chesapeake Energy sues founder, former CEO McClendon

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The lawsuit alleges McClendon took “confidential information and trade secrets from Chesapeake.”
Former Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon (Gary Fountain/Houston Chronicle)

McClendon venture raises $500 million for mineral rights

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McClendon doesn’t appear to be slowing down his new venture even as oil prices have sunk below $75 a barrel.
Former Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon (Gary Fountain/Houston Chronicle)

American Energy snaps up more West Texas oil land for $440M

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The deal, expected to close next month, would double Aubrey McClendon’s stake in West Texas.
Aubrey McClendon, owner of American Energy Partners (F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg)

McClendon’s West Texas venture plans Wall Street debut

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Wildcatter Aubrey McClendon’s oil and gas startup in West Texas may be the latest venture in the Permian Basin to beckon for Wall Street investors, sitting astride one of the most lucrative U.S. shale plays.