Captain Planet to the Rescue! Rice Energy’s Sense of Humor

We just love this story. Rice Energy is one of our favorite Marcellus/Utica drillers. It was founded by Dan Rice and his boys. Dan was, for over 10 years, the single most successful mutual fund manager in the United States. After he helped found Rice Energy to take advantage of shale drilling in the northeast, his bosses at Blackrock fired him–for their own mistakes (see BlackRock’s Screw-up with Dan Rice & Rice Energy). Dan has had the last laugh, however. The company went public last week and is now valued at $2.8 billion (see Rice Energy IPO Soars, Brings in $84M More Than Expected).

What does this have to do with Captain Planet, you ask? It seems that Dan and the boys have a healthy sense of humor (which is why we love Rice). Instead of naming their wells after the landowner, which is the usual practice, they instead name Rice wells after super heroes! Including, yes, Captain Planet–the wacky environmentalist cartoon character from the 1990s. It just brings a smile to our faces, and we thought it would to yours as well. Below is the list of Rice wells and the super heroes they’re named after…

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