Chesapeake CEO Doug Lawler Gives Update on “World Class” Marcellus

British banking powerhouse Barclays is holding its annual Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference this week in New York City (at the Sheraton in Times Square). Media is not allowed–we’ve tried to score a pass in the past and were turned down flat. The top brass for many different types of energy companies show up to brief investors on the latest goings on within their companies. Some of the companies showing up have a major presence in the Marcellus/Utica, including the largest natural gas producer in the U.S.–Chesapeake Energy. Chessy CEO Doug Lawler provided an update at the Barclays event yesterday. The interesting thing is, Lawler’s talk was recorded and transcribed for all the world to read, on the Seeking Alpha investor’s website. Looks like someone from the media was admitted to the event (sour grapes). Lawler spoke about the company’s accomplishments over the past few years. He also spoke about each of the major shale plays where they operate, including both the Marcellus and Utica. Among Lawler’s statements: He called the M-U, “a very, very strong producing area for the Company.” He went on to say this about the Marcellus: “When you think about the Marcellus, the stability of that asset, the cash flow it generates, it’s world class.” Thanks Doug! We (in the Marcellus) appreciate the compliment. He said the Utica is a “potential growth” area for the company. Below is the portion of Lawler’s remarks where he talks about our region…

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