The Fall of Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubry McClendon and the Future of Natural Gas

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Aubrey McClendon, the beleaguered C.E.O. of Chesapeake Energy, stepped down this week from the company he founded 30 years ago.

His departure marks the culmination of months of spiraling losses for the company. Chesapeake Energy lost more than a billion dollars in the first three quarters of last year alone.

Officials are investigating whether McClendon violated federal antitrust regulations when he tangled his personal investments with the company's.

Russell Gold is an energy reporter for the Wall Street Journal.


Russell Gold

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.