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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Chesapeake Energy Woes A Cautionary Tale For Industry

Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon speaks during the opening of a compressed natural gas filling station in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009. (AP Photo)

Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon speaks during the opening of a compressed natural gas filling station in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009. (AP)

The U.S. oil and gas industry was shocked last week week by the sudden death of one of its most influential executives. Aubrey McClendon was killed in a single-car crash, one day after being indicted on bid rigging and price fixing charges. He was the former CEO of Chesapeake Energy, a major producer now floundering under low oil and gas prices. Dan Boyce of Here & Now contributor Inside Energy and KUNC explores whether Chesapeake’s cautionary tale contains glimmers of hope.

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