Aubrey McClendon’s Wandering Eye: Now Loves a Second Shale Play

The PhilandererDoes Aubrey McClendon have a wandering eye? Is he a shale play philanderer? It seems to us that since Aubrey was shown to the door of his own company (Chesapeake Energy) last year by corporate raider Carl Ichan, the only word to come out of Aubrey’s mouth has been “Utica.” It’s been Utica this and Utica that. He’s now raised more than $2.9 billion (!) for Utica Shale land acquisition and drilling (see McClendon Hauls in Another $1.2B, Utica Shopping Spree Continues).

But what’s this? Another shale play–closer to home (in Oklahoma)–seems to have caught Aubrey’s fancy and he’s now engaging in a dalliance back home. He’s already raised a cool $680 million for his new shale mistress…

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