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McClendon Raises $8.5 Billion, Lines Up Permian/Marcellus Projects

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By Darren Barbee, Hart Energy
May 19, 2014

HOUSTON — On April 2, 2013, one day after stepping down as president and CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK), Aubrey McClendon was already at work at his new company, American Energy Partners LP.

McClendon, who spoke to acquisition and divestiture professionals at the ADAM-Houston May 16, said he chose the company’s name because he was proud of the work the nation has done in the energy field — and because he wanted to telegraph that he would need partners.

Partners he got, but he’s after more.

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