Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and a state senator from northeastern Pennsylvania are calling for an investigation of how Chesapeake Energy deducts costs from natural gas royalty payments owed to landowners.
In a letter Thursday to Chesapeake CEO Robert Lawler, Mr. Corbett said he was disappointed that complaints of Pennsylvania landowners had not been heeded. He went on to ask state Attorney General Kathleen Kane to "examine this issue" and promised the support of his administration.
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Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
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