Analyst Speculates Chesapeake May Look to Unload Marc/Utica Assets

Reuters ran a story yesterday quoting an analyst with Tudor Pickering who says he thinks Chesapeake Energy is actively considering a sale of some (most? all?) of its Marcellus and Utica Shale assets, as a way of helping raise $2-$3 billion which the company previously said it would raise from asset sales this year and next. Idle speculation? Perhaps. There’s no doubt Chesapeake has a real jewel in its Utica and Marcellus acreage–built by Aubrey McClendon back in the day. Would Chessy really consider selling it? The Tudor analyst says yes, because these days the company is concentrating on oil drilling and production more than gas. But is that really true?…

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