Chesapeake is the second largest producer of natural gas in the United States, but the company is struggling financially. In addition, its CEO left the company amid governance concerns. This case provides a description of upstream, midstream and downstream energy production and trends in those segments, and how Chesapeake has shifted its emphasis in an effort to increase its performance. The extreme price volatility in this industry is also described, as are technological advances in areas such as “fracking.”
Copyright © 2014 Jeffrey S. Harrison. This case study first appeared in the Robins Case Network, 2014.
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Blaylock, Brian, David Earle, Danielle Smith, and Jeffrey S. Harrison. Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Case Study. University of Richmond: Robins School of Business, 2014.