Chesapeake Energy Corp., shell companies it used and missing leasing bonuses to Michigan landowners are spotlighted in a special Reuters report.
The Oklahoma-based company is the No. 1 player in Ohio's Utica shale.
It was very active in leasing land in Michigan, until a test well reportedly came up dry. That's very very unofficial because the company has not commented on the test well.
But that's when Chesapeake stopped making leasing bonuses and arbitrarily cancelled leases.
Michigan landowners are struggling to figure out who owes them money: Chesapeake or one of its shell companies, most of which show no visible assets.
Go here to read the Reuters report.
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
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Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
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Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
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Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.