The Financial Post reported that Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon will resign, although the board could find no evidence of improper conduct in his dealings with the company.
As quoted in the market report:
McClendon, 53, led Chesapeake from its 1989 inception in Oklahoma City, amassing U.S. gas and oil fields that cover an area half the size of New York state. As one of the first explorers to embrace horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, McClendon helped usher in a revival of U.S. gas and oil production with discoveries such as the Haynesville Shale in Louisiana and Utica Shale in Ohio.
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