It’s already shaping up to be a busy morning over at the Chesapeake Energy Corp. campus, just hours ahead of the company’s annual shareholder meeting.
We thought there might be some kind of early morning news, and Chesapeake didn’t disappoint. The company announced a $4 billion sale of its pipeline assets. My colleague Jay Marks has more here.
I took a drive by the Chesapeake campus on the way into the office this morning. A lone satellite truck was set up across Western Avenue, and police officers were stationed at each entry point to campus. A company security officer rolled by in his natural-gas powered Tahoe. I shot the picture above at the corner of NW 63rd and Classen.
Reporters Adam Wilmoth and Jay Marks will be at the meeting, sequestered safely away from shareholders in a separate media room set up by Chesapeake. I’ll be collecting their reports for a live blog later on, and we’ll be providing live-tweets on our @NewsOKEnergy Twitter account.
While you wait, if you’ve got a few minutes to spare (or 20), check out the latest Reuters special report on the “lavish and leveraged” lifestyle of Chesapeake co-founder and CEO Aubrey McClendon.