Details emerge about former Chesapeake Energy CEO's re-entry into the Utica shale play

American Energy Partners LP, former Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon's new company, "struck a deal earlier this month to buy drilling leases on more than 22,500 acres in southeastern Ohio for $284.3 million from closely held EnerVest Ltd. and its publicly traded unit EV Energy Partners LP," The Wall Street Journal reports (See our Aug 21, 2013, blog post – "Former head of Chesapeake Energy Aubrey McClendon eyes Utica shale holdings for new company"). The company also acquired some Ohio properties from Royal Dutch Shell PLC. For more, read the full story.

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