Chesapeake Energy

  • It's like the one picture of him, but the pose always works.


    Aubrey McClendon Not Done Delighting Us

    Aubrey McClendon, Chesapeake Energy’s delightfully shady former CEO who was forced out by shareholders who found him more shady than delightful, is the sort of person about whom I might say “never change, Aubrey,” if that seemed necessary. It does not: Aubrey McClendon, the controversial former chief executive of Chesapeake Energy, is attempting to stage […]

    / Jun 6, 2013 at 11:54 AM
  • Come back Aubrey! Your company has gotten boring!


    Chesapeake Forgot To Call Some Bonds

    Chesapeake Energy has had lots of scandals over the last year or so, but now they’re embroiled in a new one that is perhaps their most damaging yet. No, I’m kidding, it’s totally trivial, but in my capital-markets-dork mind it’s kind of funny, so now I’m going to talk about it and you’re not going […]

    / Mar 12, 2013 at 2:06 PM
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    Chesapeake Is Making It Uncomfortable For Other Oil Companies To Pay Low Taxes Just Because They Take In Negative Money

    If you were at, say, Range Resources, wouldn’t you be SO PISSED at Chesapeake? Uniquely in modern memory, every media report during Chesapeake’s meltdown has had immediate and dire results. Aubrey’s a bit of a scoundrel? Strip him of his chairmanship. His founder participation program creates conflicts of interest? Terminate it. There was maybe a […]

    / Jul 2, 2012 at 4:56 PM
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    Chesapeake Will Get Rid Of Voted-Out Directors When It’s Good And Ready

    Shareholder democracy is for the most part a very training-wheels sort of democracy. If you don’t like the directors of your company, you can vote against them, but you can’t vote for anyone else: if you want to nominate someone new, you generally have to run an expensive and time-consuming proxy contest, which for the […]

    / Jun 8, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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    Aubrey! Come On!

    Reuters had ANOTHER* story today about bad shit that Aubrey McClendon is up to. Here’s what’s going to happen. I will be all “meh, that is a whole lot of people saying a whole lot of maybes,” and will sort-of defend Aubrey, and then tomorrow Reuters will have a “Special Report: Aubrey McClendon Killed Babies […]

    / May 2, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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    Chesapeake’s CEO Doesn’t See Why He Should Have Told A Bunch Of Pesky Shareholders About Borrowing A Billion Dollars Against Company Assets

    There’s this thing where: (1) You run a Public Company. (2) You make the moneys For The Shareholders. (3) They thank you by giving you some of the moneys, more of them if you make them lots of the moneys, less if you don’t. This is I suppose a venerable model though probably not the […]

    / Apr 20, 2012 at 4:24 PM

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